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anatomy (analysis)

Definition:

a detailed analysis

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

anatomise | anatomize

Plural:

anatomies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he studied the anatomy of crimes

Etymology:

"study of the structure of living beings"; about 1400, "anatomical structures",...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of anatomy...

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

anatomy [biology]

a field in the biological sciences concerned with the identification and description of the body structures of living things. Gross anatomy involves ... (22 of 597 words, 51 images)

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anatomy [literature]

in literature, the separating or dividing of a topic into parts for detailed examination or analysis. Among the better-known examples are John Lyly's ... (23 of 93 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/23093​/anatomy

Wikipedia:

Anatomy

a branch of biology and medicine that considers the structure of living things. It's 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 ... (40 of 1509 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Anatomy

Anatomy (disambiguation)

the biological science concerned with the structure of living things Anatomy may also refer to: Human anatomy, the biological science concerned with the structure of the human body | Anatomy (film), released in 2000, a German horror film | Anatomy 2, ... (39 of 159 words, 9 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

the science concerned with the physical structure of animals and plants | the physical structure of an animal or plant or any of its parts | a book or ... (27 of 520 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/anatomy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

anatomy | comparative anatomy

branch of biology concerned with the study of body structure of various organisms, including humans. Comparative anatomy is concerned with the ... (21 of 353 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0803890​.html

Merriam-Webster:

anatomy | anatomies [plural] | dissection [synonym, sense-specific] | analysis [synonym, sense-specific] | anatomizing [synonym, sense-specific] | assay [synonym, sense-specific] | breakdown [synonym, sense-specific] | deconstruction [synonym, sense-specific] | assessment [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a branch of morphology that deals with the structure of organisms | a treatise on anatomical science or art | the art of separating the parts of an ... (26 of 215 words, 7 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/anatomy

Wiktionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural] | ophthalmology [medicine] | dissection [synonym, sense-specific] | analysis [synonym, sense-specific]

The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection. | The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization. | A treatise... (37 of 154 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/anatomy

Oxford Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

the branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of humans, ... | the bodily structure of an organism | [informal] : a person's body | a ... (24 of 151 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/anatomy

American Heritage Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts. | The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts. | A ... (28 of 96 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/anatomy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomist [singular] | anatomies [plural] | anatomists [plural]

[uncountable] the scientific study of the physical structure of an animal or plant | [countable, usually singular] the body of a human or animal, or ... (24 of 86 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/anatomy

Cambridge Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomical [adjective, derived]

the scientific study of the body and how its parts are arranged | the structure of an animal or plant | [humorous] a person's body | [formal] a ... (25 of 85 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/anatomy

Random House Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

the science dealing with the structure of animals and plants. | the structure of an animal or plant, or of any of its parts. | dissection of all or ... (27 of 82 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/anatomy

New World Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

the dissecting of an animal or plant in order to determine the position, structure, etc. of its parts | the science of the morphology or structure of ... (26 of 72 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/anatomy

Encarta Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

the branch of science that studies the physical structure of animals, plants, and other organisms | the physical structure, especially the internal ... (21 of 163 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585456​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

anatomy

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "study of the structure of living beings"; about 1400, "anatomical structures", from Old French anatomie, from Late Latin anatomia, from ... (23 of 86 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=anatomy

Wiktionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Origin: French anatomie, from Latin anatomia, from Ancient Greek ἀνατομία, from ἀνατομή (anatome, "dissection"), from ἀνά (ana, "up") + τέμνω (temnō, "I cut, incise")... (23 of 29 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/anatomy

New World Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Origin: Middle English and Old French anatomie from Late Latin anatomia from Greek anatomia, anatomē, a cutting up from ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/anatomy

American Heritage Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Origin: Middle English anatomie, from Late Latin anatomia, from Greek anatomē, dissection: ana-, ana- + tomē, ... (15 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/anatomy

Oxford Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French anatomie or late Latin anatomia, from Greek, from ana- "up" + tomia "cutting" (from temnein "to cut")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/anatomy

Collins Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin anatomia, from Greek anatomē, from anatemnein to cut up, from ana- + temnein to cut

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/anatomy

Merriam-Webster:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Late Latin anatomia dissection, from Greek anatomē, from anatemnein to dissect, from ana- + temnein to cut

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/anatomy

Encarta Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French anatomie and late Latin anatomia from Greek anatomē "cutting up" from temnein "to cut"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585456​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "anatomy"

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Collins Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "anatomy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/anatomy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomist [singular] | anatomies [plural] | anatomists [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "anatomy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/anatomy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomist [singular] | anatomies [plural] | anatomists [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "anatomy"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

anatomy

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "anatomy"

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the Free Dictionary:

anatomy

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Google Dictionary:

anatomy | anatomies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "anatomy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

anatomy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "anatomy"

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YourDictionary Audio:

anatomy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "anatomy" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

anatomy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "anatomy" by speech synthesizer

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