anthropotomy
Anatomy A*nat"o*my, n.; pl. {Anatomies}. [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.] 1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection. [1913 Webster]

2. The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization. [1913 Webster]

Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``Animal anatomy'' is sometimes called {zomy}; ``vegetable anatomy,'' {phytotomy}; ``human anatomy,'' {anthropotomy}. [1913 Webster]

{Comparative anatomy} compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals. [1913 Webster]

3. A treatise or book on anatomy. [1913 Webster]

4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse. [1913 Webster]

5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so. [1913 Webster]

The anatomy of a little child, representing all parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than the skeleton of a man in full stature. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain, A mere anatomy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Anthropotomy — An thro*pot o*my, n. [Gr. ? man + ? a cutting.] The anatomy or dissection of the human body; androtomy. Owen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthropotomy — an·thro·pot·o·my …   English syllables

  • anthropotomy —   n. human anatomy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anthropotomy — ˈpäd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: anthrop + anatomy : anatomy of the human body …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anatomies — Anatomy A*nat o*my, n.; pl. {Anatomies}. [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.] 1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anatomy — A*nat o*my, n.; pl. {Anatomies}. [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.] 1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Androtomy — An*drot o*my, n. [Gr. anh r, andro s, man + ? a cutting. Cf. {Anatomy}.] Dissection of the human body, as distinguished from zo[ o]tomy; anthropotomy. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthropotomical — An thro*po*tom ic*al, a. Pertaining to anthropotomy, or the dissection of human bodies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthropotomist — An thro*pot o*mist, n. One who is versed in anthropotomy, or human anatomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comparative anatomy — Anatomy A*nat o*my, n.; pl. {Anatomies}. [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.] 1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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