What does anatomy mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. anatomynoun

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

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

  2. anatomynoun

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

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

  3. anatomynoun

    A treatise or book on anatomy.

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

  4. anatomynoun

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

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

  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."

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

  6. anatomynoun

    A skeleton, or dead body.

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

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

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

  2. Anatomynoun

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

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

  3. Anatomynoun

    a treatise or book on anatomy

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

  4. Anatomynoun

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

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

  5. Anatomynoun

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

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

Freebase

  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The soul seems to consist of billions of stars of dreams and hopes. We are unknown worlds even for ourselves, our mood and sensations are nature. In space, you can live billions of lives and billions of moods as moods of nature. An endless abundance of varieties of images of life experiences, the universe lulls us with dreams and depth of knowledge. 2. Life is a philosophical lens Life is how we see it, it is the philosophical lens of a video camera in our minds, the philosophical video effect of the video of our memory. 3. Genes and philosophy Chemistry anatomical biology develops gene philosophy. 4. Money is an evolutionary, infantile stagnation in the development of the brain. At the expense of money, a person seeks to return to childhood and stay there. 5. Advertising is a lawyer who, through hypnosis, proves the genius or stupidity of a person or a product through herd instinct, to elevate or destroy. Advertising can turn a criminal into a victim. Advertising does not care which side it is on, it matters who pays more. Advertising manipulates selfishness, it creates the illusion of general selfishness that unites and creates the mass thinking of conformism. All that you see around you is all advertising. Advertising is music, cinema, literature, everything related to the visual arts, science, philosophy, culture, etc. All this is a temporary fashionable propaganda of thinking. Manipulation through advertising where you have been convinced of something for centuries. 6. Inflation and exchange rates will increase the number of divorces, more orphans and single-parent families. 7. The genitals hinder the evolutionary development of the brain, since the trends of modern culture develop at the expense of the genitals, inflation, selfishness, infantilism, etc. The world will heal profundity. 8. Selfishness is an abstraction of lies, surrealism of self-deception. 9. Marketing of selfish dogmas and propaganda is the architecture of modern thinking in which modern theories and hypotheses and other kinds of opinions are placed that grow to the level of dogmas. 10. The human world is built through knowledge, namely through awareness. Books are a pillar and foundation. But awareness is the very building piercing the clouds, the building of the universe soaring into space like a spaceship plows through the depths of space of profundity. We reach the pinnacle of knowledge through the experience and opinions of other people who comprehend this world with the help of intuition, which is the main navigator in the development of culture and science. A person feels the weight of the evolutionary degeneration of the brain and heart and soul. The mind gains wings and freedom. The source of knowledge fills life with meaning so everything converges in its place and becomes understandable and the fear of ignorance decreases. Thinking is built through books, but intuition is a wormhole into endless depths of awareness and a look into the future. The abundance of opinions of theories of hypotheses speaks of ignorance and selfishness of vanity. Through books we learn the anatomy of philosophy. In books we accumulate someone else's experience and other people's insights and feel more fulfilling and more alive. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Eli Coleman:

    Pleasure is threatening, it challenges those who are in power. As long as the society keeps women as second-class citizens, then men are in control. So denying [women] reproductive health, contraception, safe abortions, and certainly altering their body -- taking away the sexual pleasure aspects of one's anatomy -- keeps them suppressed and patriarchy in power.

  3. Kenneth Angielczyk:

    In the time since discovery the specimens have been prepared (i.e., extra rock was removed to expose more of the specimen itself), and this allowed us to make detailed comparisons of the anatomy of Ichibengops to other therocephalians.

  4. Honore' de Balzac:

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

  5. Superintendent Paul Fehon:

    This bone is from another part of the anatomy.

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