• Anatomy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anatomy a detailed analysis "he studied the anatomy of crimes"
    • n anatomy 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"
    • n anatomy the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grey's Anatomy (the medical book most every doctor, nurse, biologist, etc. is trained on in most every university) was compiled using detailed pictures of dead Jews that Hitler and the 3rd Reich experimented on, most of which where dissected while still alive. Although the medical community knows this fact, they continue using the book due to its detail and real-life pictures.
    • Anatomy A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so. "The anatomy of a little child, representing all parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than the skeleton of a man in full stature.""They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain,
      A mere anatomy ."
    • Anatomy A treatise or book on anatomy.
    • Anatomy The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
    • Anatomy The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
    • Anatomy The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization. "Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: DaVinci made detailed drawings of human anatomy, which are still highly regarded today.
    • n anatomy Dissection; the act or art of dissecting organized bodies with reference to their structure; the practice of anatomizing; anatomization.
    • n anatomy That which is learned from dissection; the science of the bodily structure of animals and plants; the doctrines of organization derived from structure. See histology, organography, organology, morphology, zoötomy, phytotomy, anthropotomy.
    • n anatomy Anatomical structure or organization; the formation and disposition of the parts of an organized body.
    • n anatomy The structure of any inanimate body, as a machine; the structure of a thing, with reference to its parts.
    • n anatomy A treatise on anatomical science or art; anatomical description or history; a manual of dissection.
    • n anatomy Figuratively, any analysis or minute examination of the parts or properties of a thing, material, critical, or moral.
    • n anatomy That which is dissected or results from dissection; a dissected body, part, or organ.
    • n anatomy A subject of or for dissection; that which is or appears to be ready or fit for dissecting: in various obsolete, colloquial, or figurative uses. Specifically — A corpse procured or prepared for dissection. An anatomical model; a model of a dissected body, as in plaster, wax, or papier mâché, displaying the structure and position of parts or organs; an anatomical cast or waxwork. The solid or bony framework of a body; a skeleton.
    • n anatomy Of persons, the body or any part of it; the physique, as if a mere anatomical structure.
    • n anatomy A mummy; a corpse, dried and shriveled.
    • n anatomy Figuratively, the withered, lifeless form of anything material or immaterial; meaningless form; shadow without substance
    • n anatomy A comprehensive account of the anatomy of living organisms lower than man, or of any one group alone.
    • n anatomy The examination and comparison of the structure of all animals, including man, with reference to morphology, organology, and taxonomy; anatomy in general.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anatomy an-a′tom-i 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:
    • n Anatomy an-a′tom-i (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
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    “God knows best; he hasn't arranged your anatomy so as to make it easy for you to pat yourself on the back.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Anatomy is destiny.”
  • John Locke
    “Logic is the anatomy of thought.”
  • Groucho Marx
    “Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. dissection, fr. to cut up; + to cut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. ana, up, asunder, temnein, to cut.


In literature:

Habbakuk and the Baptist are much more skilfully draped, deference being shown to the anatomy.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Anatomy, in the first place, assures us of the unity of the materials of the nest.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
She was the daughter of Frederick Ruisch or Ruysch, the celebrated professor of anatomy.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
Better check up on Moruan anatomy.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
In man and the higher animals the central nervous system, which, anatomy teaches us, consists of the brain and spinal cord.
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
Nerves are less understood than anything in the human anatomy.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
Rab has the distinction of having studied his anatomy from the human body.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Did Galen or did Paley discard them when they surveyed the human frame in the light of scientific anatomy?
"Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws" by James Buchanan
The mud landed squarely on the broader part of his slight anatomy.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Not only did he lay a foundation for comparative anatomy, but he made a real start with comparative embryology.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

In poetry:

They took her off the table,
They wheeled away Miss Gee
Down to another department
Where they study Anatomy.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
Ran an animal unzoological,
Without a fate, without a fact,
Its private history intact
Against the travesty
Of an anatomy.
"Yes And No" by Laura Riding Jackson
These numbered cliffs and gnarls of masonry
Outskeleton Time's central city, Rome;
Whereof each arch, entablature, and dome
Lies bare in all its gaunt anatomy.
"Rome: Building A New Street In The Ancient Quarter." by Thomas Hardy
Lovers without reproach will gaze
On bodies naked and ablaze;
The Hippocratic eye will see
In nakedness, anatomy;
And naked shines the Goddess when
She mounts her lion among men.
"The Naked And The Nude" by Robert Graves
Or if too hard and deep
This learning be, for a scratch'd name to teach,
It as a given death's head keep,
Lovers' mortality to preach ;
Or think this ragged bony name to be
My ruinous anatomy.
"A Valediction of my Name in the Window" by John Donne
Shadow! the fairest gift of June,
Gone like the rose the winter through,
Save in the ribbed anatomy
Of ebon line the moonlight drew,
Stark on the snow, of tower or tree,
Like letters of a dead man's rune.
"Shadow" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Anatomy of a Murder.
Scars on 45, Grey's Anatomy Pic for Promo Spots.
Grey's Anatomy 's Shonda Rhimes Opens Up About Katherine Heigl Diss.
The Anatomy of an Education-Technology Startup.
How Shonda Rhimes Took Grey's Anatomy Back from the Fans.
Every week, the three hit shows created by Shonda Rhimes— Grey's Anatomy , Private Practice and Scandal —bring in about 20 million viewers, making Shonda one of the most powerful women in television.
Anatomy of a Swedish room, starring Ethan Allen's Versailles chair.
'Grey's Anatomy ' First Look: Watch Neve Campbell's Lizzie Reunite With Derek (Video).
"Grey's Anatomy 's" Neve Campbell and Tina Majorino.
The anatomy of a special night.
Weather Window Anatomy of a Sierra superstorm that wasn't.
Ringer alum Justin Bruening has landed a recurring role on Grey's Anatomy , has learned.
'Grey's Anatomy ' Recap: Babies, Breakups & Bruised Egos.
UCSF's Anatomy Learning Center undergoes big renovation.
For many people, the image of studying cadavers is the stuff of television shows like "Grey's Anatomy ," but for medical student's it's a critical part of their training.

In science:

Viceconti M, Towards Virtual Physiological Human: Multi-level modelling and simulation of the human anatomy and physiology.
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
Springer (Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, USA) for his constant support and encouragement.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
She earned a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University and a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from a joint Harvard/MIT program. She has taught Anatomy and Physiology as well as Physics. She has served as a research scientist at the Cleveland Clinic.
Scientific Evidence for Hydrostatic Shock
This problem arises in many applications, ranging from computational anatomy (Grenander and Miller, 2007) to speaker segmentation (Bimbot et al., 2004).
Testing for Homogeneity with Kernel Fisher Discriminant Analysis
Rossi, Anatomy and phenomenology of mu tau lepton flavour violation in the MSSM, Nucl.
FCNC Processes in the LHT Model: a 2009 Look