anatomical

or an·a·tom·ic

[an-uh-tom-i-kuh l or an-uh-tom-ik]

adjective

of or relating to anatomy.

Origin of anatomical

1580–90; < Late Latin anatomic(us) (< Greek anatomikós; see anatomy, -ic) + -al1
Related formsan·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·an·a·tom·ic, adjectivenon·an·a·tom·i·cal, adjectivenon·an·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·an·a·tom·ic, adjectivepseu·do·an·a·tom·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·an·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·an·a·tom·ic, adjectivesem·i·an·a·tom·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·an·a·tom·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for anatomical

anatomical

adjective

of or relating to anatomy
Derived Formsanatomically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anatomical
adj.

1580s; see anatomy + -ical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for anatomical

anatomical

[ăn′ə-tŏmĭ-kəl]

adj.

Concerned with anatomy.
Concerned with dissection.
Related to the structure of an organism.
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Science definitions for anatomical

anatomy

[ə-nătə-mē]

The structure of an organism or any of its parts.
The scientific study of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
Related formsanatomical adjective (ăn′ə-tŏmĭ-kəl)
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