Definition of atomy in English:

atomy

Syllabification: at·o·my
Pronunciation: /ˈatəmē
 
/

noun (plural atomies)

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

Origin

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

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