The study of the structure of the human leg is an example of a study in the field of anatomy.
- the dissecting of an animal or plant in order to determine the position, structure, etc. of its parts
- the science of the morphology or structure of animals or plants
- the structure of an organism or body
- a detailed analysis
- Archaic a skeleton
Origin of anatomyMiddle English and amp; Old French anatomie ; from Late Latin anatomia ; from Classical Greek anatomia, anatom?, a cutting up ; from anatemnein ; from ana-, up + temnein, to cut: see -tomy
- The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts.
- The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
- A treatise on anatomic science.
- Dissection of a plant or animal to study the structure, position, and interrelation of its various parts.
- A skeleton.
- The human body.
- A detailed examination or analysis: the anatomy of a crime.
Origin of anatomyMiddle English anatomie, from Late Latin anatomia, from Greek anatom&emacron;, dissection : ana-, ana- + tom&emacron;, a cutting (from temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots).
- The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
- The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
- Animal anatomy is also called zomy or zootomy; vegetable anatomy, phytotomy; and human anatomy, anthropotomy.
- A treatise or book on anatomy.
- The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
- (colloquial) The form of an individual, particularly a person, used in a tongue in cheek manner, as might be a term used by a medical professional, but in a markedly a less formal context, in which a touch of irony becomes apparent.
- "I went to the Venice beach body building competition and noticed the competitor from Athen, and boy oh boy lemme tell ya, that's what a call classic Greek anatomy."
- (archaic) A skeleton, or dead body.
- The physical or functional organization of an organism, or part of it.