gross anatomy

noun
the branch of anatomy that deals with structures that can be seen with the naked eye.


Origin:
1885–90

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gross anatomy n.
The study of the structures of the body that can be seen with the naked eye. Also called macroscopic anatomy.

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The clues can't be seen in the gross anatomy of skeletons or flashy ornaments, but in the structure of dinosaur bones.
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