anatomy Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "anatomy" - English Dictionary

See all translations

anatomynoun

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.
(Definition of anatomy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of anatomy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “anatomy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More