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anatomynoun [U]

us   /əˈnæt̬·ə·mi/
the scientific study of the structure of animals or plants, or of a particular type of animal or plant: You have to know something about anatomy if you want to draw the human body well. fig. He was studying the anatomy of long-term relationships (= their structure).
anatomical
adjective [not gradable] us   /ˌæn·əˈtɑm·ɪ·kəl/
anatomical drawings
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anatomynoun

uk   /əˈnæt.ə.mi/ us   /əˈnæt̬.ə.mi/
[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)
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