Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dissection or the anatomy of animals; specifically, the science, art, or practice of dissecting or anatomizing animals other than man: distinguished from human anatomy, androtomy, or anthropotomy: equivalent to comparative anatomy in a usual sense: correlated with phytotomy, or the dissection of plants. The zoötomy of living animals for other than surgical purposes is known as vivisection.
- n. alternative spelling of zootomy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from
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