mi·​cro·​anat·​o·​my ˌmī-krō-ə-ˈna-tə-mē How to pronounce microanatomy (audio)
microanatomical adjective

Examples of microanatomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally, studying the microanatomy of tissue has required that investigators obtain a thin slice of tissue for examination. Steven Phelps, Scientific American, 18 Jan. 2023 The study in progress will further research microanatomy to assess the range of motion in dog faces versus wolf faces. Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey, Discover Magazine, 16 May 2022 With luck, analysing the genetic patterns exposed by studies such as this will eventually point out where to look in the brain’s microanatomy to find whatever miswiring is causing psychiatric disease. The Economist, 28 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microanatomy was in 1880

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“Microanatomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microanatomy. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


mi·​cro·​anat·​o·​my -ə-ˈnat-ə-mē How to pronounce microanatomy (audio)
plural microanatomies
microanatomical adjective
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