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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the study of anatomical features of animals of different species;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Comparative \Com*par"a*tive\, a. [L. comparativus: cf. F. comparatif.] 1. Of or pertaining to comparison. "The comparative faculty." --Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 2. Proceeding from, or by the method of, comparison; as, the comparative sciences; the comparative anatomy. [1913 Webster] 3. Estimated by comparison; relative; not positive or absolute, as compared with another thing or state. [1913 Webster] The recurrence of comparative warmth and cold. --Whewell. [1913 Webster] The bubble, by reason of its comparative levity to the fluid that incloses it, would necessarily ascend to the top. --Bentley. [1913 Webster] 4. (Gram.) Expressing a degree greater or less than the positive degree of the quality denoted by an adjective or adverb. The comparative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -er, more, or less; as, brighter, more bright, or less bright. [1913 Webster] Comparative sciences, those which are based on a comprehensive comparison of the range of objects or facts in any branch or department, and which aim to study out and treat of the fundamental laws or systems of relation pervading them; as, comparative anatomy, comparative physiology, comparative philology. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Anatomy \A*nat"o*my\, n.; pl. Anatomies. [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.] 1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection. [1913 Webster] 2. The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization. [1913 Webster] Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given us by anatomy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Note: "Animal anatomy" is sometimes called zomy; "vegetable anatomy," phytotomy; "human anatomy," anthropotomy. [1913 Webster] Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals. [1913 Webster] 3. A treatise or book on anatomy. [1913 Webster] 4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse. [1913 Webster] 5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so. [1913 Webster] The anatomy of a little child, representing all parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than the skeleton of a man in full stature. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain, A mere anatomy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

comparative anatomy n 1: the study of anatomical features of animals of different species