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The anatomy of the frog is similar to that of a person.
  the 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"
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  • The anatomy of the frog is similar to that of a person.
  • 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
  • Anatomy and medical texts, mostly.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • Dumbo is training to be the squad medic, so he has to dissect designated corpses, usually Teds, to learn about human anatomy.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He enjoyed their awed expressions: I wonder if he knows the exact anatomy and physiology of every creature on earth.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • When he saw me producing scores of varieties and thousands of individual worms and cysts from various parts of caribou anatomy, he was greatly surprised.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He was knowledgeable in all the sciences: botany, astronomy, psychology, anatomy, alchemy, geology, chemistry….
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I had very briefly observed the doctor conducting such an examination, but my knowledge was relegated to the little I could remember of anatomy texts, with nothing of the practical.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And I would also like all of the blue notebooks, as well as my clothing, the metal box under my bed with my life’s savings, the orange towel in the bathroom, my humidifier, and my copy of Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter and Sharon Colacino.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • Now bound into a volume called KL Auschwitz Seen by the SS—published by the Polish state museum maintained today at the camp—this anatomy of Hoss’s psyche is available for examination by all those who might thirst for knowledge about the true nature of evil.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Whatever you might call it," I said evenly, "it’s a good thing you didn’t try it, or you’d now be missing a few valued bits of your anatomy."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There’s The Anatomy Lesson, and we do have to see that, but what I really want to see is one tiny, rare piece by a painter who was Vermeer’s teacher.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Or anatomy?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • —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
  • "If I’m not mistaken," said Miss Ryan, "there are no breasts on our anatomy model."
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Leonardo’s exercises in anatomy proved indispensable.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I became acquainted with the science of anatomy, but this was not sufficient; I must also observe the natural decay and corruption of the human body.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Do you know the altogether of comparative anatomy and can say wherefore the qualities of brutes are in some men, and not in others?
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • You know those anatomy exhibits where they show dead bodies without skin?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Thus speak of the whale, the great Cuvier, and John Hunter, and Lesson, those lights of zoology and anatomy.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The soul slid smoothly into the offered space, weaving herself into the alien anatomy.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Black corpses were routinely exhumed from graves for research, and an under ground shipping industry kept schools in the North supplied with black bodies from the South for anatomy courses.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He had brought back much scientific information from South Africa, and many a charming evening we have spent together discussing the comparative anatomy of the Bushman and the Hottentot.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • My hand slips between the straps and I yank it up on my arm, it’s really too small to fit on any other part of my anatomy, and I’m turning to fire again when the second knife catches me in the forehead.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • My heart failed me when I saw him squaring at me with every demonstration of mechanical nicety, and eyeing my anatomy as if he were minutely choosing his bone.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Now, you’d think I would’ve gotten used to weird anatomy after Janus and Briares, but this guy was three complete people.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • In 1842, Richard Owen, the leading British anatomist of the day, called them Dinosauria, meaning "terrible lizards."
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Male, he presumed, though with the limited knowledge of the fairy anatomy he supposed it could be female.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The latter had never been under-drawn: its entire anatomy lay bare to an inquiring eye, except where a frame of wood laden with oatcakes and clusters of legs of beef, mutton, and ham, concealed it.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • My only hope now is in anatomy, by Jove, it is!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • But only for a minute—only while he could button the flower inside his jacket, next his heart—or next his stomach, possibly, for he was not much posted in anatomy, and not hypercritical, anyway.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • He devoured texts on geography, biology, anatomy, philosophy, and mathematics, as well as memoirs, biographies, and histories.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud-stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin-player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • 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
  • 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
  • But the porcupine, squealing and grunting, with disrupted anatomy trying feebly to roll up into its ball-protection, flicked out its tail again, and again the big cat squalled with hurt and astonishment.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The new view of man also manifested itself in an interest in the human anatomy.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • You study the anatomy of the eye; where does the enigmatical glance you talk about come in there?
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • He prepared a suitable animal, choosing a rhesus monkey because its anatomy was more human than a rat’s.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Via diagrams he introduced me to my anatomy; he drew the little egg going down its hour glass into the sticky pocket of the uterus.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • 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
  • For Andrew, if he were opened and you find so much blood in his liver as will clog the foot of a flea, I’ll eat the rest of the anatomy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • On the few occasions when they couldn’t make a particular movement, they went next door to the UCSF anatomy department, where a surgeon they knew would stick them with a needle and electrically stimulate the recalcitrant muscle.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She held up her hands-impeccably manicured, naturally-as if I needed a visual aid for this basic part of human anatomy.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • They passed into the anatomy theatre where Mr Dedalus, the porter aiding him, searched the desks for his initials.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He went over biology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • The Aurora’s intricate anatomy scrolled before my mind’s eye.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • Observe how Giotto in these frescoes—now, unhappily, ruined by restoration—is untroubled by the snares of anatomy and perspective.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Moreover, the artist’s eerie eccentricities projected an admittedly demonic aura: Da Vinci exhumed corpses to study human anatomy; he kept mysterious journals in illegible reverse handwriting; he believed he possessed the alchemic power to turn lead into gold and even cheat God by creating an elixir to postpone death; and his inventions included horrific, never-before-imagined weapons of war and torture.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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Associated words [difficulty]:   anatomy [2] , pathology [2] , gynecology [3] , neurology [3] , physiology [5] , cardiology [6] , dermatology [7] , gerontology [8]
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