gross anatomy


Definition of gross anatomy

: a branch of anatomy that deals with the macroscopic structure of tissues and organs

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Recent Examples on the Web Week 1, essential in-person classes—organic chemistry, gross anatomy, classes that simply couldn’t be done remotely—would begin, limited to 10 people, bringing 5,000 students back to campus buildings that first week. Charles Fishman, The Atlantic, "16 Weeks and 5 Days at the University of Arizona," 1 Oct. 2020 Those would be things like organic chemistry lab, physics lab, gross anatomy lab, those kind of things. CBS News, "Transcript: Robert Robbins on "Face the Nation," August 23, 2020," 23 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of gross anatomy

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gross anatomy was in 1888

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7 Oct 2020

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“Gross anatomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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gross anatomy


Medical Definition of gross anatomy

: a branch of anatomy that deals with the macroscopic structure of tissues and organs — compare histology sense 1

Other Words from gross anatomy

gross anatomist noun

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