\ɐnˈatəmɪ], \ɐnˈatəmɪ], \ɐ_n_ˈa_t_ə_m_ɪ]\
Definitions of ANATOMY
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- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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The word Anatomy properly signifies dissection; but it has been appropriated to the study and knowledge of the number, shape, situation, structure, and connection-in a word, of all the apparent properties of organized bodies. Anatomy is the science of organization. Some have given the term a still more extended acceptation, applying it to every mechanical decomposition, even of inorganic bodies. Thus, Crystallography has been termed the Anatomy of crystallized minerals. Anatomy has also been called Morphol'ogy, Somatol'ogy, Somatot'omy, Organol'ogy, etc. It assumes different names, according as the study is confined to one organized being, or to a species or class of beings. Thus, Androt'omy, or Anthropot'omy, or Anthropog'raphy, or Anthroposomatol'ogy, is the Anatomy of Man; Zootomy, that of the other species of the animal kingdom; and Veterinary Anat'omy is the anatomy of domestic animals; but when the word is used abstractly, it means Human Anatomy, and particularly the study of the organs in a physiological or healthy state. Physiolog"ical Anatomy is occasionally used to signify the kind of anatomy which investigates structure with a special view to function. The Anatomy of the diseased human body is called Patholog"ical or Morbid Anatomy, and when applied to Medical Jurisprudence, Foren'sic Anatomy. Several of the organs possessing a similarity of structure, and being formed of the same tissues, they have been grouped into Systems or Genera of Organs; and the study of, or acquaintance with, such systems, has been called General Anat'omy, Histology, or Morphot'omy, whilst the study of each organ in particular has been termed Descriptive Anatomy, Anthropomorphol'ogy. Histology is, however, more frequently applied to the Anatomy of the Tissues, which is called, also, Tex'tural and Microscop'ic Anatomy, Micranotom'ia, see Histology. Descriptive Anatomy has been divided into Skeletol'ogy, which comprises Osteol'ogy and Syndesmol'ogy; and into Sarcol'ogy, which is subdivided into MyoVogy, Neurol'- ogy, Angiol'ogy, Adenol'ogy, Splanchnology, and Dermology. Sur'gical Anat'omy,Medico-Chirurgical Anat'omy, Topograph'ical Anat'omy, Re'gional Anat'omy, (F.) Anatomie Chirurgicale, A. des Regions, is the particular and relative study of the bones, muscles, nerves, vessels, etc., with which it is indispensable to be acquainted before performing operations. Compar'ative Anat'omy is the comparative study of each organ, with a view to an acquaintance with the modifications of its structure in different animals or in the different classes of animals. Transcendent'al or Philosophical Anatomy inquires into the mode, plan, or model upon which the animal frame or organs are formed; and Artificial Anat'omy is the art of modelling and representing, in wax or other substance, the different organs or different parts of the human body, in the sound or diseased state. Phytot'omy is the anatomy of vegetables, and Picto'rial Anatomy, anatomy artistically illustrated.
see Skeleton-a. Artificial, see Anatomy-a. Comparative, see Anatomy, Zootomy-a. Descriptive, see Anatomy-a. Forensic, see Anatomy-a. General, see Anatomy-a. Human, see Anatomy-a. of Man, see Anatomy-a. Medico-Chirurgical, see Anatomy-a. Microscopic, see Anatomy-a. Morbid, see Anatomy-a. Pathological, see Anatomy-a. Pathological, microscopic, see Histology-a. Philosophical, see Anatomy-a. Physiological, see Anatomy-a. Pictorial, see Anatomy-a. Practical, see Dissection-a. Regional, see Anatomy-a. Surgical, see Anatomy-a. Textural, see Anatomy-a. Topographical, see Anatomy-a. Transcendental, see Anatomy-a. Veterinary, see Anatomy.
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