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anatomy

noun uk   /əˈnæt.ə.mi/  us   /-ˈnæt̬-/
[U] the scientific study of the body and how its parts are arranged: An understanding of human anatomy is important to a dancer. He later became professor of anatomy at Kiel. [C or U] the structure of an animal or plant: the female anatomy the anatomy of a leaf [C] humorous a person's body: On which part of her anatomy is she tattooed? [C] formal a detailed examination of a subject: The whole play reads like an anatomy of evil.
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