the science dealing with the structure of animals and plants.
the structure of an animal or plant, or of any of its parts.
dissection of all or part of an animal or plant in order to study its structure.
a plant or animal that has been or will be dissected, or a model of such a dissected organism.
Informal. the human body.
an analysis or minute examination.
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How to use anatomy in a sentence
Learning how to draw is one thing, but learning how to draw anatomy is a whole other ballpark.Must-have art supplies to let your inner creative shine | Sandra Gutierrez G. | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
“The thing that jumps out to me about mythical anatomy is how idealized their anatomies are,” says Lali DeRosier.
He moved on to the University of Bonn as professor of anatomy and physiology, although he wasn’t very good at anatomy and shifted his attention to the physics of whirlpools in fluids.
A young Yale University paleontologist, however, now maintains that the anatomy of the Brontosaurus points clearly to a life on land.50 years ago, scientists made the case for a landlubbing Brontosaurus | Bethany Brookshire | January 29, 2021 | Science News
It has been the focus of scientific inquiry, with experts determining that its association with women’s anatomy is to blame for people’s aversion to it.Hate the word ‘moist’? Get over it — the alternatives are worse. | Emily Heil | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
The goal is to create a literary anatomy of the last century—or, to be precise, from 1900 to 2014.
They are the parts of the female anatomy so often the object of fantasies.
Saul Bass, the greatest designer of movie title sequences (anatomy of a Murder, The Man with the Golden Arm) in Hollywood history.
Morbid anatomy, with Ebenstein at the helm, seems to do it all, from publishing books to leading international trips.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors | Nina Strochlic | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Entering Morbid anatomy from an unremarkable, industrial street in Brooklyn, its ground-floor coffee shop/bookstore is buzzing.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors | Nina Strochlic | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Quaint old Burton in his "anatomy of Melancholy," recognizes the virtues of the plant while he anathematizes its abuse.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
In the whole of anatomy there is no task so difficult as that of learning the precise attachments of the muscles of the back.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
A celebrated Coach in anatomy says that no one can learn anatomy until he has learned and forgotten it from three to seven times!Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Even in the details of anatomy some long-vanished character suddenly appears.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The anatomy is different, and the light falls on different textures, but the principle is not changed.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
British Dictionary definitions for anatomy
the science concerned with the physical structure of animals and plants
the physical structure of an animal or plant or any of its parts
a book or treatise on this subject
dissection of an animal or plant
any detailed analysis: the anatomy of a crime
informal the human body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for anatomy
The structure of an organism or any of its parts.
The scientific study of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
- anatomical adjective (ăn′ə-tŏm′ĭ-kəl)
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Cultural definitions for anatomy
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.