Share this entry

Share this page

anatomist

Line breaks: anat¦om|ist
Pronunciation: /əˈnatəmɪst
 
/

Definition of anatomist in English:

noun

An expert in anatomy.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with anatomist

atomist

Definition of anatomist in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing