anatomy

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Noun[change]

Singular
anatomy

Plural
anatomies

  1. Anatomy is a type of science. It studies the parts that make up living things, including plants, animals, and humans.
    He studied for his anatomy test all night, but still couldn't remember the names of the bones in the body, or where all the organs are.
    The anatomies of monkey brains and human brains are actually very similar.
  2. Anatomy is the inside of something. It is something that you have divided up or looked at in very little parts so you can study it, even its smallest details.
    After the President was fired, the reporter spent a year working on a book called "The Anatomy of a Political Scandal." She wanted to make sure she included every detail.
    The documentary "The Anatomy of Your Favorite Fast Food Restaurant" made me never want to eat fast food again.