Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Concerned with anatomy.
  • adj. Concerned with dissection.
  • adj. Related to the structure of an organism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to anatomy or dissection; as, the anatomic art; anatomical observations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to anatomy; according to the principles of anatomy; relating to the parts of the body when dissected or separated.
  • Structural or morphological, as distinguished from functional or physiological: as, anatomical characters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expression that relates to anatomy
  • adj. of or relating to the structure of the body
  • adj. of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms

Etymologies

Latin anatomicus, Greek ἀνατομικός: compare with French anatomique. See anatomy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Putting things in anatomical term, it was almost as if I was using my right hemisphere more than my left.

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  • Putting things in anatomical terms, it was almost as if I was using my right hemisphere more than my left.

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  • The bones are placed in anatomical order, on their backs, hands up and facing the

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  • But according to Cooper (1980) ‘in anatomical structure there is no significant difference between [the intertarsal joints of Polyboroides] and the corresponding joints of Kestrel, Tawny eagle or Black kite’ (p. 98).

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  • I do a lot of consultancy work for children’s books, and one of the things I’m asked about most often is whether certain anatomical details should or should not be included in life restorations of fossil animals.

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  • Given the medical establishment’s checkered history in securing bodies in the name of anatomical research and education, David Palencia was fortunate in that he came to medicine during an age of comparative enlightenment.

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  • Hey Michael, honestly, if you can play golf like this, with your hands behind your back as he mimes what can only be described as an anatomical golf club, go for it, man.

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  • This gets interesting when you consider that in the Bible the word “foot” not only refers to the anatomical appendage but also carries a variety of symbolic meanings.

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  • I was getting ready to introduce our troll from another country to a popular three word anatomical impossibility, at but, unfortunatly, Dick Cheney took all the fun out of that expression for me.

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  • Two general plans of connection are to be observed, known as the anatomical and the physiological, or, more simply speaking, as the "side-by-side" and

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