American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts.
- n. The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
- n. A treatise on anatomic science.
- n. Dissection of a plant or animal to study the structure, position, and interrelation of its various parts.
- n. A skeleton.
- n. The human body.
- n. A detailed examination or analysis: the anatomy of a crime.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dissection; the act or art of dissecting organized bodies with reference to their structure; the practice of anatomizing; anatomization.
- n. That which is learned from dissection; the science of the bodily structure of animals and plants; the doctrines of organization derived from structure. See histology, organography, organology, morphology, zoötomy, phytotomy, anthropotomy.
- n. Anatomical structure or organization; the formation and disposition of the parts of an organized body.
- n. The structure of any inanimate body, as a machine; the structure of a thing, with reference to its parts.
- n. A treatise on anatomical science or art; anatomical description or history; a manual of dissection.
- n. Figuratively, any analysis or minute examination of the parts or properties of a thing, material, critical, or moral.
- n. That which is dissected or results from dissection; a dissected body, part, or organ.
- n. A subject of or for dissection; that which is or appears to be ready or fit for dissecting: in various obsolete, colloquial, or figurative uses. Specifically — A corpse procured or prepared for dissection. An anatomical model; a model of a dissected body, as in plaster, wax, or papier mâché, displaying the structure and position of parts or organs; an anatomical cast or waxwork. The solid or bony framework of a body; a skeleton.
- n. Of persons, the body or any part of it; the physique, as if a mere anatomical structure.
- n. A mummy; a corpse, dried and shriveled.
- n. Figuratively, the withered, lifeless form of anything material or immaterial; meaningless form; shadow without substance
- n. A comprehensive account of the anatomy of living organisms lower than man, or of any one group alone.
- n. The examination and comparison of the structure of all animals, including man, with reference to morphology, organology, and taxonomy; anatomy in general.
- n. The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
- n. The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
- n. A treatise or book on anatomy.
- n. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
- n. colloquial The form of 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.
- n. archaic A skeleton, or dead body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
- n. The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
- n. A treatise or book on anatomy.
- n. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis.
- n. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.
- n. alternative names for the body of a human being
- n. a detailed analysis
- n. the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
- From French anatomie, from Latin anatomia, from Ancient Greek ἀνατομία, from ἀνατομή (anatome, "dissection"), from ἀνά (ana, "up") + τέμνω (temnō, "I cut, incise") (surface analysis ana- + -tomy), literally “cut up”. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English anatomie, from Late Latin anatomia, from Greek anatomē, dissection : ana-, ana- + tomē, a cutting (from temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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