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ˌæn əˈtɒm ɪ kəlanatom·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anatomical reference, anatomicaladjective

    an expression that relates to anatomy

  2. anatomic, anatomicaladjective

    of or relating to the structure of the body

    "anatomical features"

  3. anatomic, anatomicaladjective

    of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms

    "anatomical research"


  1. anatomicaladjective

    Of or relating to anatomy or dissection; as, the anatomic art; anatomical observations.

  2. Etymology: Latin anatomicus, Greek ἀνατομικός: compare with French anatomique. See anatomy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Anatomicaladjective

    Etymology: from anatomy.

    When we are taught by logick to view a thing completely in all its parts, by the help of division, it has the use of an anatomical knife, which dissects an animal body, and separates the veins, arteries, nerves, muscles, membranes, &c. and shews us the several parts which go to the composition of a complete animal. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    There is a natural, involuntary distortion of the muscles, which is the anatomical cause of laughter; but there is another cause of laughter, which decency requires. Jonathan Swift.

    The continuation of solidity is apt to be confounded with, and, if we will look into the minute anatomical parts of matter, is little different from, hardness. John Locke.


  1. Anatomical

    Anatomy (from Ancient Greek ἀνατομή (anatomḗ) 'dissection') is the branch of biology concerned with the study of the structure of organisms and their parts. Anatomy is a branch of natural science that deals with the structural organization of living things. It is an old science, having its beginnings in prehistoric times. Anatomy is inherently tied to developmental biology, embryology, comparative anatomy, evolutionary biology, and phylogeny, as these are the processes by which anatomy is generated, both over immediate and long-term timescales. Anatomy and physiology, which study the structure and function of organisms and their parts respectively, make a natural pair of related disciplines, and are often studied together. Human anatomy is one of the essential basic sciences that are applied in medicine.The discipline of anatomy is divided into macroscopic and microscopic. Macroscopic anatomy, or gross anatomy, is the examination of an animal's body parts using unaided eyesight. Gross anatomy also includes the branch of superficial anatomy. Microscopic anatomy involves the use of optical instruments in the study of the tissues of various structures, known as histology, and also in the study of cells. The history of anatomy is characterized by a progressive understanding of the functions of the organs and structures of the human body. Methods have also improved dramatically, advancing from the examination of animals by dissection of carcasses and cadavers (corpses) to 20th century medical imaging techniques, including X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anatomicaladjective

    of or relating to anatomy or dissection; as, the anatomic art; anatomical observations

  2. Etymology: [L. anatomicus, Gr. : cf. F. anatomique. See Anatomy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anatomical in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anatomical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of anatomical in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Henry Gibbons:

    The anatomical juxtaposition of 2 orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction.

  2. Cyril Wecht:

    I think … that identification was made by something found there of a personal nature, i do believe there was something found there that permitted them to make this determination before they could get into anatomical determination.

  3. Jianni Liu:

    We appreciate the authors efforts to justify their results as being genuine nervous tissue, but remain sceptical while the data comes from only two fossils, new data is always welcome, but as we noted previously, we would be more convinced if the anatomical features appeared in a consistent form across several specimens independently.

  4. Darren Curnoe:

    I know these fossils better than anyone. They are anatomically very puzzling, even if they are modern humans, as the DNA suggests, how do we reconcile that ? Perhaps people's anatomical form in the past -- over long timescales -- was very' plastic' and responded to the environment and lifestyle of these early people. This could be something we have lost since we took up farming.

  5. Thais Aliabadi:

    Inability to fully empty the bladder, blockages in the urinary tract, and anatomical defects.

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