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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.

a·nat·o·my

(ă-nat'ŏ-mē), [TA]
1. The morphologic structure of an organism.
2. The science of the morphology or structure of organisms.
3. Synonym(s): dissection
4. A work describing the form and structure of an organism and its various parts.
[G. anatomē, dissection, from ana, apart, + tomē, a cutting]

anatomy

(ə-năt′ə-mē)
n. pl. anato·mies
1. The bodily structure of a plant or an animal or of any of its parts.
2. The science of the shape and structure of organisms and their parts.
3. A treatise on anatomic science.
4. Dissection of a plant or animal to study the structure, position, and interrelation of its various parts.
5. A skeleton.
6. The human body.

anatomy

The study of bodily structures and their relationships with each other.

a·nat·o·my

(ă-nat'ŏ-mē) [TA]
1. The morphologic structure of an organism.
2. The science of the morphology or structure of organisms.
3. Synonym(s): dissection.
4. A work describing the form and structure of an organism and its various parts.
[G. anatomē, dissection, from ana, apart, + tomē, a cutting]

anatomy

1. The structure of the body, or the study of the structure.
2. A textbook or treatise on anatomical science.

anatomy

the science of the structure of living organisms.

Anatomy

The science of the body structure of an organism and its parts.

a·nat·o·my

(ă-nat'ŏ-mē) [TA]
Morphologic structure of an organism.
[G. anatomē, dissection, from ana, apart, + tomē, a cutting]
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Having considered the topographical anatomy of scalenus anterior in the posterior triangle, we can now reflect on our ability to locate, palpate, or record EMG activity in this muscle using surface electrodes.
The hearts were studied by gross dissection for the prevalence and topographical anatomy of the TCA.
The presence of such an additional branch from the lateral cord contributing to the formation of median nerve and its unusual relation of being medial to the axillary artery may be of immense clinical interest to neurologists diagnosing nerve lesions and surgeons who are exposed to the topographical anatomy of the neural structures during radical neck dissection.