Definition of atomy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadəmē/

noun (plural atomies)

A skeleton or emaciated body.
Example sentences
  • How could the graceful Countess Olivia fall in love with a little puerile atomy who stutters and stumbles?


Late 16th century: from anatomy, taken as an atomy.

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Syllabification: at·o·my

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