Definition of anatomy
- the anatomy of birds
- human anatomy
- the anatomy of a marriage
We had to take a class on anatomy.
learning about the anatomies of different types of birds
learning about the anatomy of an earthquake
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
biology : the study of the structure of living things
: the parts that form a living thing (such as an animal or plant)
: a person's body
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