verb (used with object), anatomized, anatomizing.
to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of; dissect.
to examine in great detail; analyze minutely: The couple anatomized their new neighbor.
Also, especially British, anatomise.

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French anatomiser or < Medieval Latin anatomizāre. See anatomy, -ize

anatomizable, adjective
anatomization, noun
anatomizer, noun
unanatomizable, adjective
unanatomized, adjective Unabridged
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anatomize or anatomise (əˈnætəˌmaɪz)
1.  to dissect (an animal or plant)
2.  to examine in minute detail
anatomise or anatomise
anatomi'zation or anatomise
anatomi'sation or anatomise
a'natomizer or anatomise
a'natomiser or anatomise

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anatomize a·nat·o·mize (ə-nāt'ə-mīz')
v. a·nat·o·mized, a·nat·o·miz·ing, a·nat·o·miz·es
To dissect an animal or other organism to study the structure and relation of the parts.

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Of course, in the long run, it really isn't possible to anatomize genius.
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