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

Examples of anatomist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grafton Elliot Smith, an anatomist at the Cairo School of Medicine, photographed the royal mummies. National Geographic, "Europe's morbid 'mummy craze' has been an obsession for centuries," 10 Dec. 2019 Susanna HaywardGetty Images Twenty-two-year-old anatomist Andreas Vesalius stood over the limp body of an 18-year-old Belgian noblewoman. Sophia Jones, Marie Claire, "A Test With No Answer," 30 Oct. 2019 Such a statement does not diminish the considerable progress neuroscience has made in the more than a century since Italian physician Camillo Golgi and Spanish anatomist Santiago Ramón y Cajal created the first drawings of neurons. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, "Scientists Start Building a Parts List for the Brain," 21 Aug. 2019 Writing in 1775, for example, German anatomist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, decided to divide the people of the world into five races. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, "Pioneers of Cultural Relativism," 14 Aug. 2019 One of those fragments concerns Philip Verheyen, the seventeenth-century Flemish anatomist who gave the Achilles tendon its name. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism," 29 July 2019 In a study published in a German scientific journal, anatomist and musician Andreas Otte deduced that Bach—a gifted organist and harpsichordist—had an exceptional reach at the keyboard. Ines Bellinger, National Geographic, "How Bach’s anatomy may have handed him greatness," 25 July 2019 As a veterinarian, anatomist, and physiologist, Leslie Sprunger has taught small animal anatomy at Washington State University for nearly two decades. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "A Feline Anatomy Expert Weighs In on That Cats Trailer," 18 July 2019 Anne Burrows, an anatomist at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, had studied chimpanzee faces. James Gorman, New York Times, "Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can’t Resist? Thank Evolution," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of anatomist

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anatomist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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

Medical Definition of anatomist

: a specialist in anatomy

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