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 for anatomy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Anatomy \A*nat"o*my\, n.; pl. Anatomies. [F. anatomie, L.
     anatomia, Gr. ? dissection, fr. ? to cut up; ? + ? to cut.]
     1. The art of dissecting, or artificially separating the
        different parts of any organized body, to discover their
        situation, structure, and economy; dissection.
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     2. The science which treats of the structure of organic
        bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
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              Let the muscles be well inserted and bound together,
              according to the knowledge of them which is given us
              by anatomy.                           --Dryden.
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     Note: "Animal anatomy" is sometimes called zomy; "vegetable
           anatomy," phytotomy; "human anatomy," anthropotomy.
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     Comparative anatomy compares the structure of different
        kinds and classes of animals.
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     3. A treatise or book on anatomy.
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     4. The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual,
        for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the
        anatomy of a discourse.
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     5. A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has
        the appearance of being so.
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              The anatomy of a little child, representing all
              parts thereof, is accounted a greater rarity than
              the skeleton of a man in full stature. --Fuller.
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              They brought one Pinch, a hungry, lean-faced
              villain,
              A mere anatomy.                       --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  anatomy
      n 1: the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of
           animals [syn: anatomy, general anatomy]
      2: alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo
         studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the
         spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body,
         physical body, material body, soma, build, figure,
         physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame,
         form, flesh]
      3: a detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  213 Moby Thesaurus words for "anatomy":
     aerobiology, agrobiology, amnion, analysis, analyzation, anatomist,
     anatomizing, angiography, angiology, animal physiology,
     anthropography, anthropologist, anthropology, anthropometry,
     anthropotomy, appendicular skeleton, architectonics, architecture,
     arrangement, assay, assaying, astrobiology, axial skeleton,
     bacteriology, behavioral science, biochemics, biochemistry,
     biochemy, bioecology, biological science, biology, biometrics,
     biometry, bionics, bionomics, biophysics, bladder, bleb, blister,
     body, body-build, boll, bones, botany, breakdown, breaking down,
     breaking up, breakup, build, building, calyx, capsule, carcass,
     cell, cell physiology, clay, clod, comparative anatomy,
     composition, conchology, conformation, constitution, construction,
     corpus, craniology, craniometry, creation, cryobiology,
     cybernetics, cyst, cytology, demography, diaeresis, dissection,
     division, docimasy, ecology, electrobiology, embryology,
     entomology, enzymology, ethnobiology, ethnography, ethnologist,
     ethnology, ethology, exobiology, exoskeleton, fabric, fabrication,
     fashion, fashioning, figure, fistula, flesh, follicle, forging,
     form, format, formation, frame, gallbladder, genetics,
     geomorphology, getup, gnotobiotics, gravimetric analysis,
     helminthology, herpetology, histologist, histology, hulk,
     human ecology, human geography, ichthyology, legume, life science,
     loculus, make, makeup, making, malacology, mammalogy, manufacture,
     marsupium, material body, microbiology, mold, molding,
     molecular biology, morphologist, morphology, myography, myology,
     organic structure, organism, organization, organography,
     organology, ornithology, osteography, osteology, pattern,
     patterning, pericarp, person, pharmacology, physical body,
     physiology, physique, plan, pocket, pod, production, protozoology,
     proximate analysis, psychology, quantitative analysis,
     radiobiology, reduction to elements, resolution, sac, saccule,
     sacculus, saccus, science of man, scrotum, seedcase, segmentation,
     semimicroanalysis, separation, setup, shape, shaping, silique,
     sinus, skeleton, sociologist, sociology, soma, sound,
     splanchnography, splanchnology, stomach, structure, structuring,
     subdivision, taxidermy, taxonomy, tectology, tectonics, texture,
     tissue, torso, trunk, udder, vasculum, ventricle, vesica, vesicle,
     virology, warp and woof, weave, web, xenobiology, zoogeography,
     zoography, zoology, zoonomy, zoopathology, zoophysics, zootaxy,
     zootomy
  
  

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