or an·a·tom·ic

[ an-uh-tom-i-kuh l or an-uh-tom-ik ]
/ ˌæn əˈtɒm ɪ kəl or ˌæn əˈtɒm ɪk /


of or relating to anatomy.

Origin of anatomical

1580–90; < Late Latin anatomic(us) (< Greek anatomikós; see anatomy, -ic) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for anatomical

/ (ˌænəˈtɒmɪkəl) /


of or relating to anatomy

Derived forms of anatomical

anatomically, adverb
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Medical definitions for anatomical

[ ăn′ə-tŏmĭ-kəl ]


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

[ 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.

Other words from anatomy

anatomical adjective (ăn′ə-tŏmĭ-kəl)
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