Anatomy

Anatomy

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noun


(1)   A detailed analysis
"He studied the anatomy of crimes"
(2)   Alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body"
"He has a strong physique"
"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
(3)   The branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Etymology


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Noun



  1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
  2. The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
    • Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy. --Dryden.
    Animal anatomy is also called zomy or zootomy; vegetable anatomy, phytotomy; and human anatomy, anthropotomy.
    Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals.
  3. A treatise or book on anatomy.
  4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
  5. A skeleton, or dead body.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 68:
      So did the Ægyptians, who in the middest of their banquetings, and in the full of their greatest cheere, caused the anatomie of a dead man to be brought before them, as a memorandum and warning to their guests.