anatomical

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adjective an·a·tom·i·cal \ ˌa-nə-ˈtä-mi-kəl \
variants: or less commonly anatomic play \ˌa-nə-ˈtä-mik\
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of anatomical

:of or relating to anatomy or the body structure of organisms
  • anatomical studies/structures/mechanisms
  • The mollusks are divided according to common anatomical traits into seven classes …
  • —Carol M. Lalli and Ronald W. Gilmer
  • Mayberg has been mapping anatomical areas of the brain that are either hyperactive or inactive in depressed men and women.
  • —Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Diabetes mellitus is characterized by a broad array of physiologic and anatomic abnormalities, but its most notable feature is disturbed glucose metabolism, which results in inappropriate hyperglycemia.
  • —George F. Cahill, Jr. et al.

First Known Use of anatomical

1627


ANATOMICAL Defined for Kids

anatomical

adjective an·a·tom·i·cal \ ˌa-nə-ˈtä-mi-kəl \
variants: or anatomic \-ˈtäm-ik\

Definition of anatomical for Students

:of or relating to the structural makeup of living things We studied the anatomical similarities between dinosaurs and birds.

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