descriptive anatomy


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Related to descriptive anatomy: regional anatomy, functional anatomy, applied anatomy

de·scrip·tive a·nat·o·my

a description of, especially a treatise describing, physical structure (vs. merely identifying it), more particularly that of humans.
Synonym(s): systematic anatomy

descriptive anatomy

[diskrip′tiv]
Etymology: L, describere, to write
the study of the morphological characteristics of the body by systems, such as the vascular system and the nervous system. Each system is composed of similar tissues that are essential to a particular function.

de·scrip·tive a·na·t·o·my

(dĕ-skriptiv ă-natŏ-mē)
Description of, especially a treatise describing, physical structure (vs. merely identifying it), more particularly that of humans. Also called systematic anatomy.

descriptive anatomy

Description of individual parts of the body. Synonym: systematic anatomy
See also: anatomy
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