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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 anat·o·my /əˈnætəmi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 anat·o·my /əˈnætəmɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·nat·o·my n.; pl. Anatomies
 1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
 2. The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
    Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy.   --Dryden.
 Note:“Animal anatomy” is sometimes called zomy; “vegetable anatomy,” phytotomy; “human anatomy,” anthropotomy.
 Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals.
 3. A treatise or book on anatomy.
 4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
 5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.
    The anatomy of a little child, representing all parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than the skeleton of a man in full stature.   --Fuller.
 They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain,
 A mere anatomy.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of
           animals [syn: general anatomy]
      2: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo
         studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the
         spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body,
          physical body, material body, soma, build, figure,
          physique, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh]
      3: a detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes"