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surface anatomy

surface anatomy in Medicine

surface anatomy n.
The study of the configuration of the surface of the body, especially in relation to its internal parts.

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  • The object is to master by observation and manipulation the details of what is known as surface anatomy and landmarks.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

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