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anatomize

(ə-năt′ə-mīz′)
tr.v. anato·mized, anato·mizing, anato·mizes
To dissect (an animal or other organism) to study the structure and relation of the parts.

a·nat′o·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
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