Definition of anatomist in English:


Syllabification: a·nat·o·mist
Pronunciation: /əˈnatəmist


  • An expert in anatomy; a dissector.
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    • It was, after all, the Italian anatomists and other anatomists working in Italy that originally taught us anatomy.
    • The following famous anatomists identified and described pancreatic anatomy and physiology.
    • It is important to distinguish autopsies, where legal officials sought the cause of death, from anatomical dissections, where anatomists and, much later, medical students, learned normal anatomy.


mid 16th century: from French anatomiste, from a medieval Latin derivative of anatomizare (see anatomize).

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