anat·o·my /əˈnætəmɪ/ 名詞
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.
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"