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anatomy

 [ah-nat´o-me]
the science dealing with the form and structure of living organisms.
Examples of specialty areas of anatomy and physiology. From Applegate, 2000.
clinical anatomy anatomy as applied to clinical practice.
comparative anatomy description and comparison of the form and structure of different animals.
developmental anatomy the field of embryology concerned with the changes that cells, tissues, organs, and the body as a whole undergo from a germ cell of each parent to the resulting offspring; it includes both prenatal and postnatal development.
gross anatomy (macroscopic anatomy) that dealing with structures visible with the unaided eye.
microscopic anatomy histology.
morbid anatomy (pathologic anatomy) anatomy of diseased tissues.
radiologic anatomy x-ray anatomy.
special anatomy anatomy devoted to study of particular organs or parts.
topographic anatomy that devoted to determination of relative positions of various body parts.
x-ray anatomy study of organs and tissues based on their visualization by x-rays in both living and dead bodies.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·par·a·tive a·nat·o·my

the comparative study of animal structure with regard to homologous organs or parts.
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com·par·a·tive a·nat·o·my

(kŏm-par'ă-tiv ă-nat'ŏ-mē)
The comparative study of animal structure with regard to homologous organs or parts.
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comparative anatomy

The study of the similarities and differences between the body structure of different animals. Although external appearances may vary considerably, in many cases the similarities are much greater than the differences. This observation has been one of the principal reasons for the belief that we have evolved from common ancestors.
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Something like this is, in fact, what eventually happened when turn-of-the-century Darwinians shifted away from comparative morphology toward statistical measurement of populations and selection pressures and probabilistic estimates of relative fitness.
In the field of comparative morphology, Emeneau (chapters 2 of 1961 and 17 of 1980) sets up for PDr at least three deictic bases (short and long) *i, (short and long) *u and (short and long) *a as proximate to intermediate to distant deixis.
Comparative morphology of the digestive system of 19 species of Southern African myomorph rodents in relation to diet and evolution.
Comparative morphology of selected characters of the Pentatomidae foreleg (Hemiptera, Heteroptera).
Comparative morphology and systematics of Chondrymenia lobata from the Mediterranean Sea and a phylogeny of the Chondrymeniaceae fam.
These data provide a new empirical base for studies in comparative morphology and developmental evolution.
Comparative morphology of spined scales and their phylogenetic significance in the Teleostei.
Comparative morphology of radular teeth in Conus: observations with scanning electron microscopy.

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