anatomism

Anatomism

A*nat"o*mism\, n. [Cf. F. anatomisme.]

1. The application of the principles of anatomy, as in art.

The stretched and vivid anatomism of their [i. e., the French] great figure painters. --The London Spectator.

2. The doctrine that the anatomical structure explains all the phenomena of the organism or of animal life.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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