- IPA: /əˈnætəmi/
- The art of studying the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy.
- Synonyms: dissection
- The science that deals with the form and structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
- hypo en
- Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy.
- Animal anatomy is also called zootomy; vegetable anatomy, phytotomy; and human anatomy, anthropotomy.
- (countable) A treatise or book on anatomy.
- (by extension) The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts.
- Synonyms: analysis
- the anatomy of a discourse
- the anatomy of love
- Burton's famous treatise, "The Anatomy of Melancholy"
- (colloquial) The form of an individual.
- I went to the Venice beach body-building competition and noticed the competitor from Athens, and let me tell you, that's what I call classic Greek anatomy.
- (euphemism) The human body, especially in reference to the private parts.
- (archaic) A skeleton, or dead body.
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1 p.68:
- So did the Ægyptians, who in the middest of their banquetings, and in the full of their greatest cheere, caused the anatomy of a dead man to be brought before them, as a memorandum and warning to their guests.
- The physical or functional organization of an organism, or part of it.
- French: anatomie
- German: Anatomie
- Italian: anatomia
- Portuguese: anatomia
- Russian: анатомирова́ние
- Spanish: anatomía