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 Not until a great white shark was brought to an anatomist in 1666 did experts imagine that the relics came from ancient sharks—and that the teeth must have drifted down to the seafloor and been covered by sediment. Joe Spring, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2021 Sixteen years after the first fossils of Neanderthals were discovered by quarry workers in the Neander Valley near Düsseldorf in 1856, the bones were sent to the famous anatomist Rudolf Virchow. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 13 May 2021 An anatomist’s 1668 sketch of a shark, an image of a great white shark and a photo of fossilized shark teeth dating from the Upper Cretaceous illustrate this entry. Joe Spring, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2021 According to a lecture given by paleo-anatomist and biologist Alice Roberts of the University of Birmingham, Nariokotome Boy had long, strong legs and relatively short arms. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Sixteen years after the first fossils of Neanderthals were discovered by quarry workers in the Neander Valley near Düsseldorf in 1856, the bones were sent to the famous anatomist Rudolf Virchow. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 13 May 2021 Sixteen years after the first fossils of Neanderthals were discovered by quarry workers in the Neander Valley near Düsseldorf in 1856, the bones were sent to the famous anatomist Rudolf Virchow. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 13 May 2021 In humans, primary motor cortex is characterized by the presence of exceptionally large cells, named Betz cells after the Ukrainian anatomist who described them, cells that send their axons all the way down to the spinal cord. Christof Koch, Scientific American, 6 Oct. 2021 Sixteen years after the first fossils of Neanderthals were discovered by quarry workers in the Neander Valley near Düsseldorf in 1856, the bones were sent to the famous anatomist Rudolf Virchow. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of anatomist

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Jan 2022

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“Anatomist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anatomist. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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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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