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regional anatomy


Definition: an approach to anatomic study based on regions, parts, or divisions of the body (the foot or the inguinal region), emphasizing the relationships of various systemic structures (muscles, nerves, and arteries) within that area; distinguished from systemic anatomy.

Synonym(s): topographic anatomy, topology1

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