zootomy

[ zoh-ot-uh-mee ]
/ zoʊˈɒt ə mi /

noun

the anatomy, especially the comparative anatomy, of animals.
the dissection of animals.

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Origin of zootomy

From the New Latin word zōotomia, dating back to 1655–65. See zoo-, -tomy

OTHER WORDS FROM zootomy

zo·o·tom·ic [zoh-uh-tom-ik], /ˌzoʊ əˈtɒm ɪk/, zo·o·tom·i·cal, adjectivezo·o·tom·i·cal·ly, adverbzo·ot·o·mist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for zootomy

  • For further study of the nervous system see Parker's "Zootomy," pp. 122-130.

  • Even if done in her own name, and for her own objects, it would still be but an inhuman and intolerable form of zootomy.

    Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

British Dictionary definitions for zootomy

zootomy
/ (zəʊˈɒtəmɪ) /

noun

the branch of zoology concerned with the dissection and anatomy of animals

Derived forms of zootomy

zootomic (ˌzəʊəˈtɒmɪk) or zootomical, adjectivezootomically, adverbzootomist, noun
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