noun, plural a·nat·o·mies.
- anatomical wart,
- anatomically correct,
- anatomy of melancholy, the,
Origin of anatomy
Examples from the Web for anatomy
Can the anatomy of violence shed light on what made the Boston bombers tick?
Have a look here to understand the anatomy of a human joint.What’s Synovitis—and How Sick Will It Make Lady Gaga?|Kent Sepkowitz|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He draws evidence from genetics, geography, paleontology, anatomy, and elsewhere.What Richard Dawkins Reads: Jerry Coyne, Helena Cronin and More|Josh Dzieza|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The exceptions: Philip Roth, who on occasion (and in long stretches of The Anatomy Lesson) makes my stomach hurt.Inside the NYT Book Review: ‘How I Write’ Interviews Sam Tanenhaus|Noah Charney|August 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My mother was an anatomy professor, so I grew up among bones on wires, organs in jars, and dissected bodies on marble-top tables.
He was an ardent botanist, a collector of insects and molluscs, and one of the pioneers in the anatomy of birds.Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work|P. Chalmers Mitchell
Every student of biology, anatomy, anthropology, ethnology or psychology is familiar with these facts.How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
In the same year he studied natural history and anatomy at Vienna University.
Certain portions of my anatomy were as guiltless of clothes as when I was born.The Black Watch|Scout Joe Cassells
None of us, if he were unfamiliar with the delicate associations dictated by anatomy, would think of classing them together.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for anatomy
late 14c., "study of the structure of living beings;" c.1400, "anatomical structures," from Old French anatomie, from Late Latin anatomia, from Greek anatomia, from anatome "dissection," from ana- "up" (see ana-) + temnein "to cut" (see tome). "Dissection" (1540s), "mummy" (1580s), and "skeleton" (1590s) were primary senses of this word in Shakespeare's day; meaning "the science of the structure of organized bodies" predominated from 17c. Often mistakenly divided as an atomy or a natomy.
The scyence of the Nathomy is nedefull and necessarye to the Cyrurgyen