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anatomical

adjective (BODY)    /ˌæn.əˈtɒm.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-ˈtɑː.mɪ-/
relating to the scientific study and representation of the physical body and how its parts are arranged: All medical students are required to do an anatomical dissection of a human body. Her drawings contain an astonishing level of anatomical detail. anatomical drawingsAnimal and plant biology - general words anatomically     /ˌæn.əˈtɒm.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-ˈtɑː.mɪ-/ adverb
(Definition of anatomical adjective (BODY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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