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Pronunciation: ă-nat′ŏ-mē


  1. The morphologic structure of an organism.
  2. The science of the morphology or structure of organisms.
  3. A work describing the form and structure of an organism and its various parts.

Synonym(s): dissection

[G. anatomē, dissection, from ana, apart, + tomē, a cutting]

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