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Definitionthe medical study of the structure of the body — as in "to study anatomy"
or more rarely: the structure of a body — as in "a part of the anatomy"
or still more rarely: any detailed analysis — as in "anatomy of the disaster"
- The anatomy of the frog is similar to that of a person.
anatomy = structure of the body
- She got an "A" in her anatomy class.
- Over millions of years, the bird has developed an anatomy that enables it to fly.David Almond -- Skellig
- He knew about as much as was known about the anatomy of the brain and the symptoms and severities of lesion and thrombus.John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
- Actually, Dick's neck was not the part of his anatomy that most immediately troubled him.Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
- He went over biology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.Sampon Davis, et. al. -- We Beat the Street
- People wouldn't learn much about anatomy from him but they would learn all there was to know about war.Dalton Trumbo -- Johnny Got His Gun
- Even Beatrice wasn't sure, turning the viewfinder sideways and upside down as she tried in vain to identify a telltale part of owl anatomy.Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
- "I know anatomy," she said.Dean Koontz -- Sole Survivor
- She already knew that the killer was obsessed with bones and knew his anatomy well.Ted Dekker -- BoneMan's Daughters
- They were grateful for the donated books, because they only had ten of the textbooks required for the advanced anatomy course, Mortenson learned.Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin -- Three Cups of Tea
- My first lecture each morning was anatomy.Gloria Whelan -- Listening for Lions
- The Aurora's intricate anatomy scrolled before my mind's eye.Kenneth Oppel -- Airborn
- Anatomy and medical texts, mostly.Neal Shusterman -- Unwind
- These bunches have since been named rather aptly, by that distinguished anatomist, Professor Howes, the hands.H.G. Wells -- The War of the Worlds
- After all, hadn't she quite enjoyed that lecture on anatomy she had attended?Terry Pratchett -- Nation
- Your mother is a moer"—moer being a vulgar term for an intimate part of a woman's anatomy.Nelson Mandela -- Long Walk to Freedom
- —O, tell me, friar, tell me, In what vile part of this anatomy Doth my name lodge? tell me, that I may sack The hateful mansion.William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
- He prepared a suitable animal, choosing a rhesus monkey because its anatomy was more human than a rat's.Michael Crichton -- The Andromeda Strain
- She is a graduate of Harvard and New York Medical College, where her favorite professor was a Franciscan priest who taught anatomy.Jay Allison, et al. -- This I Believe II
anatomy = body structure