Descriptive anatomy
Descriptive De*scrip"tive, a. [L. descriptivus: cf. F. descriptif.] Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age. [1913 Webster]

{Descriptive anatomy}, that part of anatomy which treats of the forms and relations of parts, but not of their textures.

{Descriptive geometry}, that branch of geometry. which treats of the graphic solution of problems involving three dimensions, by means of projections upon auxiliary planes. --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. ) -- {De*scrip"tive*ly}, adv. -- {De*scrip"tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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