gross anatomy


Definition of gross anatomy

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

Examples of gross anatomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a Thursday afternoon in mid-2014, the second-year student walked into his gross anatomy class at the University of Calabar in southern Nigeria, converging with fellow students around three tables with a cadaver laid out on each. Washington Post, 21 June 2021 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, 1 Oct. 2020 Those would be things like organic chemistry lab, physics lab, gross anatomy lab, those kind of things. CBS News, 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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“Gross anatomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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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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