Definition of anatomy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    anatomy

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    noun
    NAmE//əˈnæt̮əmi//
     
    (pl. anatomies)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the scientific study of the structure of human or animal bodies the department of anatomy and physiology
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the structure of an animal or a plant the anatomy of the horse human anatomy
  3. 3[countable] (humorous) a person's body Various parts of his anatomy were clearly visible.
  4. 4[countable] (formal) an examination of what something is like or why it happens an anatomy of the current recession
NAmE//ˌænəˈtɑmɪkl//
 
adjective anatomical diagrams
anatomically
 
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NAmE//‑kli//
 
adverb
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