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anatomical

[an-uh-tom-i-kuh l] /ˌæn əˈtɒm ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to anatomy.
Also, anatomic.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin anatomic(us) (< Greek anatomikós; see anatomy, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
anatomically, adverb
nonanatomic, adjective
nonanatomical, adjective
nonanatomically, adverb
pseudoanatomic, adjective
pseudoanatomical, adjective
pseudoanatomically, adverb
semianatomic, adjective
semianatomical, adjective
semianatomically, adverb
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Examples from the web for anatomically
  • Their brain-cases and thumbs and necks and teeth were anatomically the same as our own.
  • As is too often the case, though, the dinosaurs on the labels aren't quite anatomically accurate.
  • He provides a sampling of such images on a website, including ones that show modified bodies that are anatomically impossible.
  • The fact that the heart is anatomically correct can only help calm you down.
  • That's where the earliest anatomically modern skulls have been found.
  • Far less clear is the origin of anatomically modern birds.
  • Some say that anatomically it is not different than a modern chimpanzee.
  • anatomically curved knees allow freedom of movement even when you're fully layered up.
  • Built for technical courses with performance materials, uncompromising quality, and an anatomically designed fit.
  • anatomically contoured insole with integral steel shank for support.
British Dictionary definitions for anatomically

anatomical

/ˌænəˈtɒmɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to anatomy
Derived Forms
anatomically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for anatomically
adv.

1640s, from anatomical + -ly (2). Anatomically correct, of dolls and meaning "with genitalia," is attested 1968, perhaps 1967, American English, in reference to Petit Frère, an imported French boy doll.

anatomical

adj.

1580s; see anatomy + -ical.

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anatomically in Medicine

anatomical an·a·tom·i·cal (ān'ə-tŏm'ĭ-kəl) or an·a·tom·ic (-tŏm'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Concerned with anatomy.

  2. Concerned with dissection.

  3. Related to the structure of an organism.

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