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anatomical

or anatomic

[an-uh-tom-i-kuh l or an-uh-tom-ik] /ˌæn əˈtɒm ɪ kəl or ˌæn əˈtɒm ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to anatomy.
Origin of anatomical
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin anatomic(us) (< Greek anatomikós; see anatomy, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
anatomically, adverb
nonanatomic, adjective
nonanatomical, adjective
nonanatomically, adverb
pseudoanatomic, adjective
pseudoanatomical, adjective
pseudoanatomically, adverb
semianatomic, adjective
semianatomical, adjective
semianatomically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for anatomically
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Historical Examples
  • anatomically related to A. lapicida, but no external resemblance.

    Our British Snails John William Horsley
  • Teeth are anatomically classed with bones, which in many respects they resemble.

    The Horse's Mouth Edward Mayhew
  • anatomically speaking, green bulbuls are not bulbuls at all.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • anatomically they are related neither to the Neanderthals nor to the Cr-Magnons.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • anatomically, there is no difference between a Negro and a European.

British Dictionary definitions for anatomically

anatomical

/ˌænəˈtɒmɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to anatomy
Derived Forms
anatomically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anatomically
adv.

1640s, from anatomical + -ly (2). Anatomically correct, of dolls and meaning "with genitalia," is attested 1968, perhaps 1967, American English, in reference to Petit Frère, an imported French boy doll.

anatomical

adj.

1580s; see anatomy + -ical.

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anatomically in Medicine

anatomical an·a·tom·i·cal (ān'ə-tŏm'ĭ-kəl) or an·a·tom·ic (-tŏm'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Concerned with anatomy.

  2. Concerned with dissection.

  3. Related to the structure of an organism.

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