Anatomy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈnætəmi|  American pronunciation of the word anatomy
Brit.  |əˈnatəmi|  British pronunciation of the word anatomy

noun

- the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
- alternative names for the body of a human being (syn: bod, build, chassis, figure, flesh, form, frame, physique, shape, soma)
- a detailed analysis

he studied the anatomy of crimes

Examples

We had to take a class on anatomy.

learning about the anatomies of different types of birds

learning about the anatomy of an earthquake

Knowledge of human anatomy is essential to figure drawing.

You could see a part of his anatomy that I'd rather not mention.

he studied the anatomy of crimes

I'm taking a class in comparative anatomy.

She took a course in anatomy and physiology.

This class requires a rudimentary knowledge of human anatomy.

Elkind's book is an anatomy of one man's discussion with his son about life.

For the first time, we have the chance to examine the anatomy of a secret government operation.

Word forms

noun
singular: anatomy
plural: anatomies
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