What does anatomy mean?

Definitions for anatomy
əˈnæt ə mianato·my

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anatomy, general anatomynoun

    the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

  2. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshnoun

    alternative names for the body of a human being

    "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

  3. anatomynoun

    a detailed analysis

    "he studied the anatomy of crimes"


  1. anatomynoun

    The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.

  2. anatomynoun

    The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.

  3. anatomynoun

    A treatise or book on anatomy.

  4. anatomynoun

    The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.

  5. anatomynoun

    The form of an individual, particularly a person, used in a tongue in cheek manner, as might be a term used by a medical professional, but in a markedly a less formal context, in which a touch of irony becomes apparent.

    "I went to the Venice beach body building competition and noticed the competitor from Athen, and boy oh boy lemme tell ya, that's what a call classic Greek anatomy."

  6. anatomynoun

    A skeleton, or dead body.

  7. Etymology: From anatomie, from anatomia, from ἀνατομία, from ἀνατομή, from ἀνά + τέμνω (surface analysis), literally “cut up”.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ANATOMYnoun

    Etymology: ἀνατομία.

    It is therefore in the anatomy of the mind, as in that of the body; more good will accrue to mankind, by attending to the large, open, and perceptible parts, than by studying too much such finer nerves and vessels, as will for ever escape our observation. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, Pref.

    Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    When a moneyed man hath divided his chests, he seemeth to himself richer than he was; therefore, a way to amplify any thing, is to break it, and to make anatomy of it in several parts. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    O that my tongue were in the thunder’s mouth,
    Then with a passion I would shake the world,
    And rouze from sleep that fell anatomy,
    Which cannot hear a feeble lady’s voice. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    They brought one Pinch, a hungry lean-fac’d villain,
    A meer anatomy, a mountebank,
    A thread-bare juggler, and a fortune-teller,
    A needy hollow-ey’d, sharp-looking wretch,
    A living dead man. William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anatomynoun

    the art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection

  2. Anatomynoun

    the science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization

  3. Anatomynoun

    a treatise or book on anatomy

  4. Anatomynoun

    the act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse

  5. Anatomynoun

    a skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so

  6. Etymology: [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. dissection, fr. to cut up; + to cut.]


  1. Anatomy

    Anatomy is a branch of biology and medicine that considers the structure of living things. It is a general term that includes human anatomy, animal anatomy, and plant anatomy. In some of its facets anatomy is closely related to embryology, comparative anatomy and comparative embryology, through common roots in evolution. Anatomy is subdivided into gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy. Gross anatomy is the study of anatomical structures that can, when suitably presented or dissected, be seen by unaided vision with the naked eye. Microscopic anatomy is the study of minute anatomical structures on a microscopic scale. It includes histology, and cytology. The terms microanatomy and histology are also sometimes used synonymously. The history of anatomy has been characterized, over time, by a continually developing understanding of the functions of organs and structures in the body. Methods have also improved dramatically, advancing from examination of animals through dissection of cadavers to technologically complex techniques developed in the 20th century including X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Anatomy

    an-a′tom-i, n. the art of dissecting any organised body: science of the structure of the body learned by dissection: a skeleton, a shrivelled and shrunken body, a mummy: (fig.) the lifeless form or shadow of anything: humorously for the body generally: the detailed analysis of anything, as in Burton's famous treatise, The Anatomy of Melancholy.—adjs. Anatom′ic, -al, relating to anatomy.—adv. Anatom′ically.—v.t. Anat′omise, to dissect a body: (fig.) to lay open minutely.—n. Anat′omist, one skilled in anatomy. [Gr. ana, up, asunder, temnein, to cut.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Anatomy

    A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anatomy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anatomy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of anatomy in a Sentence

  1. Krista Vernoff:

    The writers, directors, casts and crews of' Grey's Anatomy' and' Station 19' worked so hard to bring these shows to life this past season, keeping each other safe on set while paying tribute to the front-line heroes and first responders has been a challenge and a privilege.

  2. Oliver Sacks:

    In examining disease, we gain wisdom about anatomy and physiology and biology. In examining the person with disease, we gain wisdom about life.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The reality that people have created, that is, the world of people, is a reflection of the vicious hedonism of instincts, infantile childhood traumas. 2. Endless passion Hot lust of enthusiastic feelings, symphony of neurons of love, peak of the highest feelings of love, hot moan of passion, epic lyrics of romance, orgasmic delight, extraterrestrial aesthetics fairytale romance of dreaminess, takes you to the highest dimensions of love, unique happiness, every second is a masterpiece of euphoria, taking you to the depths of love, contemplating the beauty from an infinite number of sparks of love, bottomless delight, you are the meaning of eternity, such beauty cannot be found in all the worlds, the magnetic field of love, pinching passion, endless passion, the highest feelings of love are so subtle and sensitive, beauty is like sticky glue, the beauty of paradise, landscape endless romance, like the sound of a flute, the singing of infinity in true love, tons of love energy in every second, billions of shades of love. 3. The soul travels through eternity The soul travels in eternity, with a flashlight of nostalgia, traveling in the past, epic infinity of lyrics, landscapes of illusory egoism, immersion in the meaninglessness of eternity, interdimensional suspended animation of consciousness, timeless state of eternity, states of immortality, time is the design of fate, we are particles of chaos that change the world, a blind look egoism, space is a state of eternity and life itself, lost in the fog of vicious madness, not knowing the meaning, and people want to get lost in the void. 4. Jokes Swimming in the shit of your life, don't forget to put on your swimming trunks Your fat body won't lift even weightlessness I'm invincible, don't get too close, you'll vomit Sex with a woman older than you? Wanna dig into her body 5. Egoism is the genetic programming of the subconscious due to inflation, it worsens the biological development of evolutionary thinking, the structure and anatomy of philosophy. 6. Tropics of love Rivers of lust in the tropics of passion, primal lust, beauty living in memory, you are more and more beautiful in my thoughts, there is your museum, everywhere your beauty, my thoughts idolize you, vibrations of sincerity, fall in love with a heart attack, you are like a rich vibrating deep hot juicy orgasm like a machine gun shot, your kisses fatten me from the inside, erotic luxury, your beauty is sexual evolution, genetic revolution, naked love, erotic grace of temptation, your lips are like sticky tape, my penis growls like a powerful engine of a sports car, we exceed the speed limit in sex, you are a masterpiece of the lust of the Gods, a cult masterpiece of trendy beauty, I have a heavy addiction to your kisses and caresses, I think about you for no reason. You are the flowering of infinitely beautiful lyrics of erotic love, the source of eternal poetry of love, sincerity flows from the heart, melodies of poetry of higher spheres and dimensions of love flow, the highest pleasure of euphoric love, the world becomes a paradise just from your presence, poetic temptation, the attraction of sincerity, you are the highest dream , you live in the depths of sincerity, in the utopia of my endless love, all the molecules of love are charged by you, the core of my essence revolves around you, the violent lust of seduction, the universe of passion, the levitation of romance, pure passion, like the heat of lava from your kiss, falls in love to the core and everything trembles with passion, the infinite beauty of your soul in one kiss, I knew paradise from your kisses, the infinite universe of your beauty, your soul in one kiss, you are a panacea for my body and soul, the epic euphoria of love, timeless eternal love in me, tearing a squeal of joy, and my soul flies upwards at the speed of light, from love for you, your beauty radically changes life and reality. 7. Life in a black hole, we pass through the portals of awareness, higher worlds, the axis of thinking changes and changes the ecology and feelings, the landscapes of philosophy change, in the depths of romance we learn eternity and the true self, we are only signals of impulses in the great nervous system of life, the lights of the night city, gee ps navigation in the chaos of eternity is not, in the void. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Honore' de Balzac:

    No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

  5. Steve Brusatte:

    [The back end of the skull] turned out to be the Rosetta stone, it's a very complex part of the anatomy that we can easily compare to a lot of other dinosaurs, and that's what told us we definitely had a tyrannosaur, that it was a new species, and that it was only about the size of a horse.

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  • pashto study of human anatomy.
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