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

Examples of anatomist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burke was an infamous body snatcher who, with William Hare, killed 16 people in 1828 and sold the corpses to a Scottish anatomist named Robert Knox, who used them for dissection during his lectures. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Dark Archives: Come for the floating goat balls, stay for the fascinating science," 27 Dec. 2020 Post-mortem studies to learn how dementia works on the brain have been a pillar of Alzheimer's research since 1906, when Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and brain anatomist, shared findings from a patient named Auguste Deter. Jennie Erin Smith, Star Tribune, "She defied Alzheimer's. Will her brain show us how?," 20 Dec. 2020 Ten years ago, John Mitrofanis, a neuro-anatomist at the University of Sydney, was inspired to try light in Parkinson’s after a colleague told him that light in the NIR range protected retinal cells against toxins. Gunjan Sinha, Science | AAAS, "Trials begin for a new weapon against Parkinson’s: light," 17 Sep. 2020 Thomas Henry Huxley, the bellicose Darwinian anatomist and paleontologist, gave the college’s inaugural address and devoted almost all of it to celebrating this act of exclusion. Jessica Riskin, The New York Review of Books, "Just Use Your Thinking Pump!," 17 June 2020 Donald Trump, for his part, has proved himself to be nothing if not a master political anatomist. Kevin Baker, Harper's Magazine, "Losing My Religion," 30 Mar. 2020 Donald Trump, for his part, has proved himself to be nothing if not a master political anatomist. Kevin Baker, Harper's Magazine, "Losing My Religion," 30 Mar. 2020 The intestines of typhoid patients often had inflamed or ulcerated nodules known as glands of Peyer or Peyer’s patches, named after a 17th-century Swiss anatomist. Timothy Kent Holliday, Smithsonian Magazine, "What an 1836 Typhus Outbreak Taught the Medical World About Epidemics," 21 Apr. 2020 Donald Trump, for his part, has proved himself to be nothing if not a master political anatomist. Kevin Baker, Harper's Magazine, "Losing My Religion," 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of anatomist

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anatomist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anatomist. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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