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  1. a specialist in anatomy.
  2. a person who analyzes all the parts or elements of something with particular care: an anatomist of public-school systems and their problems.
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Origin of anatomist

1560–70; anatom(y) + -ist or < Middle French anatomiste
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Examples from the Web for anatomist

Historical Examples

  • The anatomist cannot do this; but if he call to his aid the study of development, he can do it.

    The Present Condition of Organic Nature

    Thomas H. Huxley

  • He was no anatomist, no physiologist, but rather what nowadays we should call a pharmacologist.

  • It was addressed to the anatomist's friend, Joachim Roelants.

    Fathers of Biology

    Charles McRae

  • An anatomist only could have detected the presence of a human skeleton.

  • And how much more still the anatomist who is a physiognomist!

British Dictionary definitions for anatomist


  1. an expert in anatomy
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anatomist in Medicine


  1. An expert in or a student of anatomy.
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