The definition of anatomy is the branch of science that deals with the structure of plants and animals.(noun)
The study of the structure of the human leg is an example of a study in the field of anatomy.
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noun pl. anatomies
Origin: ME & OFr anatomie < LL anatomia < Gr anatomia, anatomē, a cutting up < anatemnein < ana-, up + temnein, to cut: see -tomy
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noun pl. a·nat·o·mies
Origin: Middle English anatomie
Origin: , from Late Latin anatomia
Origin: , from Greek anatomē, dissection
Origin: : ana-, ana-
Origin: + tomē, a cutting (from temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots).
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the study of the body and its parts. —anatomist, n. —anatomical, adj.
Obsolete, human anatomy.
the study concerned with the measurements of the proportions, size, and weight of the human body. —anthropometrist, n. —anthropometric, anthropometrical, adj.
Physiology, Rare. the labeling of the type of body structure by nonanthropometric means.
the anatomy of the human body. —anthropotomist, n. —anthropotomical, adj.
Physiology. the study of aponeuroses, membranes that can serve as muscle sheaths or as connectors between muscles and tendons.
the scientific description of the arterial system. —arteriographic, arteriographical, adj.
a written work on the ligaments of the human body. —desmographic, desmographical, adj.
the branch of anatomy and physiology that studies secretions and the secretory glands.
an abnormal physical condition characterized by extensive structural defects of the skeleton and by gross mental deficiency.
the description of the structure and function of the liver. —hepatographic, hepatographical, adj.
the description of the structure and function of kidneys. —heprographic, heprographical, adj.
a branch of anatomy that deals with the microscopic features of animal and plant tissues. Also called microscopical anatomy. —histologist, n. —histological, adj.
the scientific description of the larynx. —laryngographic, laryngographical, adj.
the measurement of muscular phenomena, such as the velocity and intensity of muscular contractions. —myographic, adj.
1. the branch of anatomy that studies muscles and musculature.
2. the muscular makeup of an animal or anatomical unit. —myologic, adj.
the scientific description of the organs of plants and animals. —organographist, n. —organographic, organographical, adj.
the branch of anatomy that studies the skeleton and bones. —osteologist, n. —osteologie, osteological, adj.
the study of pelvic structure. —pelycologic, pelycological, adj.
the scientific description of the pharynx. —pharyngographic, pharyngographical, adj.
1. an account of the structure and function of the lungs.
2. the recording of the activity of the lungs during respiration. —pneumograph, n. —pneumographic, pneumographical, adj.
1. a person who dissects cadavers for the purpose of anatomical demonstration.
2. a person who performs autopsies. —prosectorial, adj.
the branch of anatomy that studies the viscera.
an anatomical treatise on or description of the joints and ligaments of the body.
1. the anatomy of the ligaments of the body.
2. the science or study of ligaments.
the condition of having a series of similar parts with the same spatial orientation, e.g. the ribs. —syntropic, adj.
the joining of two or more bones by muscle.
1. the dissection of animals other than man.
2. the anatomy of animals. —zootomist, n. —zootomic, zootomical, adj.
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