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  • n. Alternative spelling of zootomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from androtomy.

from The 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.

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