[syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh]
3. a detailed analysis;
- Example: "he studied the anatomy of crimes"
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.
2. The science which treats of the structure of organic
bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together,
according to the knowledge of them which is given us
by anatomy. --Dryden.
Note: "Animal anatomy" is sometimes called zomy; "vegetable
anatomy," phytotomy; "human anatomy," anthropotomy.
Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different
kinds and classes of animals.
3. A treatise or book on anatomy.
4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual,
for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the
anatomy of a discourse.
5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has
the appearance of being so.
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.
They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced
A mere anatomy. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of
animals [syn: anatomy, general anatomy]
2: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo
studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the
spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body,
physical body, material body, soma, build, figure,
physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame,
3: a detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
213 Moby Thesaurus words for "anatomy":
aerobiology, agrobiology, amnion, analysis, analyzation, anatomist,
anatomizing, angiography, angiology, animal physiology,
anthropography, anthropologist, anthropology, anthropometry,
anthropotomy, appendicular skeleton, architectonics, architecture,
arrangement, assay, assaying, astrobiology, axial skeleton,
bacteriology, behavioral science, biochemics, biochemistry,
biochemy, bioecology, biological science, biology, biometrics,
biometry, bionics, bionomics, biophysics, bladder, bleb, blister,
body, body-build, boll, bones, botany, breakdown, breaking down,
breaking up, breakup, build, building, calyx, capsule, carcass,
cell, cell physiology, clay, clod, comparative anatomy,
composition, conchology, conformation, constitution, construction,
corpus, craniology, craniometry, creation, cryobiology,
cybernetics, cyst, cytology, demography, diaeresis, dissection,
division, docimasy, ecology, electrobiology, embryology,
entomology, enzymology, ethnobiology, ethnography, ethnologist,
ethnology, ethology, exobiology, exoskeleton, fabric, fabrication,
fashion, fashioning, figure, fistula, flesh, follicle, forging,
form, format, formation, frame, gallbladder, genetics,
geomorphology, getup, gnotobiotics, gravimetric analysis,
helminthology, herpetology, histologist, histology, hulk,
human ecology, human geography, ichthyology, legume, life science,
loculus, make, makeup, making, malacology, mammalogy, manufacture,
marsupium, material body, microbiology, mold, molding,
molecular biology, morphologist, morphology, myography, myology,
organic structure, organism, organization, organography,
organology, ornithology, osteography, osteology, pattern,
patterning, pericarp, person, pharmacology, physical body,
physiology, physique, plan, pocket, pod, production, protozoology,
proximate analysis, psychology, quantitative analysis,
radiobiology, reduction to elements, resolution, sac, saccule,
sacculus, saccus, science of man, scrotum, seedcase, segmentation,
semimicroanalysis, separation, setup, shape, shaping, silique,
sinus, skeleton, sociologist, sociology, soma, sound,
splanchnography, splanchnology, stomach, structure, structuring,
subdivision, taxidermy, taxonomy, tectology, tectonics, texture,
tissue, torso, trunk, udder, vasculum, ventricle, vesica, vesicle,
virology, warp and woof, weave, web, xenobiology, zoogeography,
zoography, zoology, zoonomy, zoopathology, zoophysics, zootaxy,