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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.

com·par·a·tive a·nat·o·my

the comparative study of animal structure with regard to homologous organs or parts.

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.

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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To find out, the team, including veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg, have to look deep inside the cats.
The team, including veterinary scientist Mark Evans, above, and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg, have to look deep inside the cats and a lion's voice box reveals apparatus that works a bit like a trombone.
Comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg uncovers the shark''s incredible array of senses, including the ability to detect the electromagnetic field given off by other creatures.

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