AskDefine | Define anatomical

Dictionary Definition

anatomical adj
1 of or relating to the structure of the body; "anatomical features" [syn: anatomic]
2 of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms; "anatomical research" [syn: anatomic] n : an expression that relates to anatomy [syn: anatomical reference]

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English

Etymology

Latin anatomicus, Gr. ἀνατομικός: compare with French anatomique. See Anatomy.

Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /æn.əˈtɑm.ɪc.ʌl/

Adjective

  1. Of or relating to anatomy or dissection; as, the anatomic art; anatomical observations.

Translations

  • Croatian: anatomski
  • Finnish: anatominen

Extensive Definition

Anatomy (from the Greek anatomia, from ana: separate, apart from, and temnein, to cut up, cut open) is a branch of biology that is the consideration of the structure of living things. It is a general term that includes human anatomy, animal anatomy (zootomy) and plant anatomy (phytotomy). In some of its facets anatomy is closely related to embryology, comparative anatomy and comparative embryology, through common roots in evolution.
Anatomy is subdivided into gross anatomy (or macroscopic anatomy) and microscopic anatomy. in line with modern teaching methods. A thorough working knowledge of anatomy is required by all medical doctors, especially surgeons, and doctors working in some diagnostic specialities, such as histopathology and radiology.
Academic human anatomists are usually employed by universities, medical schools or teaching hospitals. They are often involved in teaching anatomy, and research into certain systems, organs, tissues or cells.

Other branches

Comparative anatomy relates to the comparison of anatomical structures (both gross and microscopic) in different animals.
Anthropological anatomy or physical anthropology relates to the comparison of the anatomy of different races of humans.
Artistic anatomy relates to anatomic studies for artistic reasons.

See also

General anatomy:
Human anatomy:

References

anatomical in Afrikaans: Anatomie
anatomical in Arabic: تشريح
anatomical in Aragonese: Anatomía
anatomical in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Анатомія
anatomical in Bosnian: Anatomija
anatomical in Catalan: Anatomia
anatomical in Chuvash: Анатоми
anatomical in Czech: Anatomie
anatomical in Welsh: Anatomeg
anatomical in Danish: Anatomi
anatomical in German: Anatomie
anatomical in Estonian: Anatoomia
anatomical in Modern Greek (1453-): Ανατομία
anatomical in Spanish: Anatomía
anatomical in Esperanto: Anatomio
anatomical in Basque: Anatomia
anatomical in Persian: کالبدشناسی
anatomical in French: Anatomie
anatomical in Western Frisian: Anatomy
anatomical in Galician: Anatomía
anatomical in Korean: 해부학
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anatomical in Ossetian: Анатоми
anatomical in Icelandic: Líffærafræði
anatomical in Italian: Anatomia
anatomical in Hebrew: אנטומיה
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anatomical in Pampanga: Anatomy
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anatomical in Georgian: ანატომია
anatomical in Kurdish: Anatomî
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anatomical in Macedonian: Анатомија
anatomical in Dutch: Anatomie
anatomical in Japanese: 解剖学
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anatomical in Quechua: Kurku yachay
anatomical in Russian: Анатомия
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anatomical in Sicilian: Anatumìa
anatomical in Simple English: Anatomy
anatomical in Slovenian: Anatomija
anatomical in Serbian: Анатомија
anatomical in Serbo-Croatian: Anatomija
anatomical in Sundanese: Anatomi
anatomical in Finnish: Anatomia
anatomical in Swedish: Anatomi
anatomical in Tagalog: Anatomiya
anatomical in Tamil: உடற்கூற்றியல்
anatomical in Telugu: శరీర నిర్మాణ శాస్త్రము
anatomical in Thai: กายวิภาคศาสตร์
anatomical in Vietnamese: Giải phẫu học
anatomical in Tajik: Анатомия
anatomical in Turkish: Anatomi
anatomical in Ukrainian: Анатомія
anatomical in Urdu: تشریح
anatomical in Yiddish: אנאטאמיע
anatomical in Dimli: Anatomiye
anatomical in Chinese: 解剖學
anatomical in Slovak: Anatómia
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