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anatomical Syllabification: an·a·tom·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈtämək(ə)l/
(abbreviation: anat.)

Definition of anatomical in English:


1Of or relating to bodily structure: anatomical abnormalities
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  • To understand the supportive anatomical structures of the pelvis it is necessary to see the ligaments, as well.
  • This means loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structure or function.
  • These stages involve a number of anatomical structures and muscle groups.
1.1Of or relating to anatomy: anatomical lectures
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  • Lawlor's equine subjects are informed by the mythical rather than the figurative or strictly anatomical study.
  • During this period, Da Vinci also produced his first anatomical studies.
  • Once a year in the early days, the body of an executed criminal would be handed over to the college for anatomical study.


Late 16th century: from late Latin anatomicus, from anatomia (see anatomy), + -al.

Words that rhyme with anatomical

agronomical, astronomical, comical, economical, gastronomical, physiognomical

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