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anatomy

noun     /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.Animal and plant biology - general words [C or U] the structure of an animal or plant : the female anatomy the anatomy of a leaf Frames and structures [C] humorous a person's body : On which part of her anatomy is she tattooed ?The body [C] formal a detailed examination of a subject : The whole play reads like an anatomy of evil .Judgments and analyses
(Definition of anatomy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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