anat·o·mist | \ə-ˈna-tə-mist \

Definition of anatomist 

1 : a specialist in anatomy

2 : one who analyzes minutely and critically an anatomist of urban society

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Hunter, the London surgeon and anatomist, saw a scientific opportunity in Byrne’s failing health. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Why the Skeleton of the “Irish Giant” Could Be Buried at Sea," 26 June 2018 In fact, the first scientific reconstructions date back to 1895, when German anatomist Wilhem His modeled a bust onto the plaster cast of the skull of Johann Sebastian Bach. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "To Help Identify Migrants Who Died Along Border, Art Class Reconstructs Their Faces," 9 Mar. 2018 The ships’ two doctors are the main bridge between the officers and the men, treating the wounded regardless of rank, and their assistant, an anatomist named Henry Goodsir, is the show’s moral compass. Eva Holland, Outside Online, "'The Terror' Is a Gory Take on an Arctic Mystery," 22 Mar. 2018 The mysterious stranger is none other than Victor Frankenstein, the anatomist responsible for creating artificial life. Michael Berry, San Francisco Chronicle, "Roundup of new science fiction and fantasy books, March 18," 14 Mar. 2018 Ari Grossman, an anatomist at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, not involved in the study tells Weintraub. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Four-Horned Giraffe Ancestor Unearthed in Spain," 3 Nov. 2017 This was unusual because, at the time, most anatomists were more interested in the female anatomy. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The Lady Anatomist Who Brought Dead Bodies to Light," 26 July 2017 Two centuries ago, the anatomist Paolo Mascagni made full-body models of the lymphatic system that included the brain, though this was dismissed as an error. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains," 7 Oct. 2017 The artist’s scientific advisor was Richard Owen, a brilliant anatomist, who unfortunately is mostly remembered for his rejection of evolutionary theory. Simon Worrall, National Geographic, "Here's What We Used to Think Dinosaurs Looked Like," 2 Sep. 2017

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1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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anat·o·mist | \ə-ˈnat-ə-məst \

Medical Definition of anatomist 

: a specialist in anatomy

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