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anatomize

[ uh-nat-uh-mahyz ]
/ 蓹藞n忙t 蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used with object), a路nat路o路mized, a路nat路o路miz路ing.
to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of; dissect.
to examine in great detail; analyze minutely: The couple anatomized their new neighbor.
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Also especially British, a路nat路o路mise .

Origin of anatomize

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Middle French anatomiser or <Medieval Latin anatomiz膩re.See anatomy, -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for anatomize

anatomize

anatomise

/ (蓹藞n忙t蓹藢ma瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to dissect (an animal or plant)
to examine in minute detail

Derived forms of anatomize

anatomization or anatomisation, nounanatomizer or anatomiser, noun
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Medical definitions for anatomize

anatomize
[ 蓹-n膬t蓹-m墨z鈥 ]

v.
To dissect an animal or other organism to study the structure and relation of the parts.
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