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gross anatomy

the branch of anatomy that deals with structures that can be seen with the naked eye.
Origin of gross anatomy
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
gross anatomy in Medicine

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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