comparative anatomy

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Noun1.Comparative anatomy - the study of anatomical features of animals of different speciescomparative anatomy - the study of anatomical features of animals of different species
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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She has a PhD in Anatomy from the University of London, and her general interests are in functional anatomy, comparative morphology and allometry, and the broader issues of evolutionary theory, life history and the evolution of the brain and cognition.
This interest is evident in the many observations and writings Leonardo made on such varied subjects as botany, zoology, human anatomy, comparative anatomy, physiology, and geology (MacCurdy 1958).