(An`a*tom"ic An`a*tom"ic*al) a. [L. anatomicus, Gr. : cf. F. anatomique. See Anatomy.]
Of or relating to anatomy or dissection; as, the anatomic art; anatomical observations. Hume.
(An`a*tom"ic*al*ly), adv. In an anatomical manner; by means of dissection.
(A*nat"o*mism) n. [Cf. F. anatomisme.]
1. The application of the principles of anatomy, as in art.
The stretched and vivid anatomism of their [i. e., the French] great figure painters.
The London Spectator.
2. The doctrine that the anatomical structure explains all the phenomena of the organism or of animal
(A*nat"o*mist) n. [Cf. F. anatomiste.] One who is skilled in the art of anatomy, or dissection.
(A*nat`o*mi*za"tion) n. The act of anatomizing.
(A*nat"o*mize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anatomized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Anatomizing.] [Cf. F.
1. To dissect; to cut in pieces, as an animal vegetable body, for the purpose of displaying or examining
the structure and use of the several parts.
2. To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze.
If we anatomize all other reasonings of this nature, we shall find that they are founded on the relation of
cause and effect.
(A*nat"o*mi`zer) n. A dissector.
(A*nat"o*my) n.; pl. Anatomies [F. anatomie, L. anatomia, Gr. dissection, fr. to cut up; + to
1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover
their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
2. The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together, according to the knowledge of them which is given
us by anatomy.
"Animal anatomy" is sometimes called zomy; "vegetable anatomy," phytotomy; "human anatomy," anthropotomy.
Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals.
3. A treatise or book on anatomy.
4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as,
the anatomy of a discourse.
5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.
The anatomy of a little child, representing all parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than the skeleton
of a man in full stature.
They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced villain,
A mere anatomy.