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anatomy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anatomy  \A*nat"o*my\,  n.;  pl  {Anatomies}.  [F.  anatomie,  L. 
  anatomia,  Gr  ?  dissection,  fr  ?  to  cut  up  ?  +  ?  to  cut.] 
  1.  The  art  of  dissecting,  or  artificially  separating  the 
  different  parts  of  any  organized  body,  to  discover  their 
  situation,  structure,  and  economy;  dissection. 
 
  2.  The  science  which  treats  of  the  structure  of  organic 
  bodies;  anatomical  structure  or  organization. 
 
  Let  the  muscles  be  well  inserted  and  bound  together, 
  according  to  the  knowledge  of  them  which  is  given  us 
  by  anatomy.  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  ``Animal  anatomy''  is  sometimes  called  {zomy}; 
  ``vegetable  anatomy,''  {phytotomy};  ``human  anatomy,'' 
  {anthropotomy}. 
 
  {Comparative  anatomy}  compares  the  structure  of  different 
  kinds  and  classes  of  animals. 
 
  3.  A  treatise  or  book  on  anatomy. 
 
  4.  The  act  of  dividing  anything  corporeal  or  intellectual, 
  for  the  purpose  of  examining  its  parts  analysis;  as  the 
  anatomy  of  a  discourse. 
 
  5.  A  skeleton;  anything  anatomized  or  dissected,  or  which  has 
  the  appearance  of  being  so 
 
  The  anatomy  of  a  little  child,  representing  all 
  parts  thereof,  is  accounted  a  greater  rarity  than 
  the  skeleton  of  a  man  in  full  stature.  --Fuller. 
 
  They  brought  one  Pinch,  a  hungry,  lean-faced 
  villain,  A  mere  anatomy.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anatomy 
  n  1:  the  branch  of  morphology  that  deals  with  the  structure  of 
  animals 
  2:  alternative  names  for  the  body  of  a  human  being  "Leonardo 
  studied  the  human  body";  "he  has  a  strong  physique";  "the 
  spirit  is  willing  but  the  flesh  is  weak"  [syn:  {human  body}, 
  {physical  body},  {material  body},  {soma},  {build},  {figure}, 
  {physique},  {shape},  {bod},  {chassis},  {frame},  {form},  {flesh}] 
  3:  a  detailed  analysis;  "he  studied  the  anatomy  of  crimes" 




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