anatomy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"anatomy" in British English

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anatomynoun

uk   /əˈnæt.ə.mi/  us   /-ˈnæt̬-/
[U] the ​scientificstudy of the ​body and how ​itsparts are ​arranged: An ​understanding of ​human anatomy is ​important to a ​dancer. He ​laterbecameprofessor 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 ​detailedexamination of a ​subject: The ​wholeplayreads like an anatomy ofevil.
(Definition of anatomy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anatomy" in American English

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anatomynoun [U]

 us   /əˈnæt̬·ə·mi/
the ​scientificstudy of the ​structure of ​animals or ​plants, or of a ​particulartype of ​animal or ​plant: You have to ​know something about anatomy if you ​want to ​draw the ​humanbody well. fig. He was ​studying the anatomy of ​long-termrelationships (= ​theirstructure).
anatomical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌæn·əˈtɑm·ɪ·kəl/
anatomical ​drawings
(Definition of anatomy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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