anatomy

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anatomy a·nat·o·my (ə-nāt'ə-mē)
n.

  1. The morphological structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts.

  2. The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.

  3. Dissection of an animal to study the structure, position, and interrelation of its various parts.

  4. A skeleton.

  5. The human body.

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