Webster 1913 Edition
anatomia, Gr. [GREEK] dissection, fr. [GREEK] to cut up; [GREEK] + [GREEK] to cut.]
The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of any organized body, to discover their situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
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
☞ “Animal anatomy” is sometimes called
zomy; “vegetable anatomy,”
phytotomy; “human anatomy,”
compares the structure of different kinds and classes of animals.
A treatise or book on anatomy.
The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis;
anatomyof a discourse
A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.
anatomyof 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,
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the different parts of an animal body, to discover their situation, structure and economy.
2.The doctrine of the structure of the body, learned by dissection; as, a physician understands anatomy.
3.The act of dividing any thing, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; as, the anatomy of a plant, or of a discourse.
4.The body stripped of its integuments; a skeleton, or the corporeal frame of bones entire, without the skin, flesh and vessels; an improper use of the word, and vulgar.
5.Ironically, a meager person.