See also blood and blood vessels; body, human; bones; brain; cells; ear; eyes; facial features; feet and legs; fingers and toes; hands; head; heart; nerves; nose; skin; teeth.anatomy
the study of the body and its parts. —anatomist, n
. —anatomical, adj
the study concerned with the measurements of the proportions, size, and weight of the human body. —anthropometrist, n
. —anthropometric, anthropometrical, adj
. the labeling of the type of body structure by nonanthropometric means.anthropotomy
the anatomy of the human body. —anthropotomist, n
. —anthropotomical, adj
. the study of aponeuroses, membranes that can serve as muscle sheaths or as connectors between muscles and tendons.arteriography
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.gargoylism
an abnormal physical condition characterized by extensive structural defects of the skeleton and by gross mental deficiency.hepatography
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
, 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
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
the scientific description of the pharynx. —pharyngographic, pharyngographical, adj
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
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.syndesmography
an anatomical treatise on or description of the joints and ligaments of the body.syndesmology1.
the anatomy of the ligaments of the body.2.
the science or study of ligaments.syntropy
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.zootomy1.
the dissection of animals other than man.2.
the anatomy of animals. —zootomist, n
. —zootomic, zootomical, adj