anatomist

noun
anat·​o·​mist | \ ə-ˈna-tə-mist How to pronounce anatomist (audio) \

Definition of anatomist

1 : a specialist in anatomy
2 : one who analyzes minutely and critically an anatomist of urban society

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Langman and his co-author, the Yale anatomist Harold Saxton Burr, were among a small clique of scientists investigating the electrical properties of human tissue. Sally Adee, Quartz, "Our bodies are full of electricity that could help us fight cancer," 30 May 2019 Discovered in the Neander Valley, the fossils were meticulously surveyed and recorded by German schoolteacher Johann Fuhlrott, who made the discovery, and anatomist Hermann Schaaffhausen, who described it in a scientific paper in 1857. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Do Scientists Identify New Species? For Neanderthals, It Was All About Timing and Luck," 9 May 2018 In one story, a Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 In one story, a Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 In one story, a Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 In one story, a Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 In one story, a Dutch anatomist discovers the Achilles tendon by dissecting his own amputated leg. Constance Grady, Vox, "We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought.," 15 Nov. 2018 Mitchell compared Morton's analysis to a similar skull survey undertaken a few years earlier by German anatomist Friedrich Tiedemann using millet seed to fill the skulls. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "There’s new evidence confirming bias of the “father of scientific racism”," 4 Oct. 2018

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1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anatomist

noun
anat·​o·​mist | \ ə-ˈnat-ə-məst How to pronounce anatomist (audio) \

Medical Definition of anatomist

: a specialist in anatomy

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