Anatomy includes those structures that can be seen grossly (without the aid of magnification) and microscopically (with the aid of magnification).
Typically, when used by itself,
The term anatomy tends to mean gross or macroscopic anatomy-that is, the study of structures that can be seen without using a microscopic.
Microscopic anatomy, also called histology, is the study of cells and tissues using a microscope.
Webster Dictionary Meaning
- The science which treats of the structure of organic bodies; anatomical structure or organization.
- A treatise or book on anatomy.
- The act of dividing anything, corporeal or intellectual, for the purpose of examining its parts; analysis; as, the anatomy of a discourse.
- A skeleton; anything anatomized or dissected, or which has the appearance of being so.
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