Definition of anatomical in English:

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Pronunciation: /anəˈtɒmɪk(ə)l/


1Relating 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.
1.1Relating to the study of 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.



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  • There are both anatomic and physiological differences.
  • This state of the art machine combines advanced metabolic imaging with high-resolution rapid anatomic imaging.
  • He does a good job of making highly technical anatomic, developmental and cellular issues clear to the lay reader.


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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