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- n. The study of the organs, parts, and structures of a body that are visible to the naked eye. Also called macroscopic anatomy.
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- n. The study of large-scale anatomy, especially that which may be seen by the unaided eye.
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- n. the study of the structure of the body and its parts without the use of a microscope
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E.E. SOUTHARD, Boston: Idiopathic epilepsy as found in Massachusetts material and estimated from the appearances in the gross anatomy of the brain occurs in about one of every three cases.
There are accordingly more idiopathic epilepsies than there are idiopathic or "functional" psychoses, if the data of gross anatomy form a reliable index.