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