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at·o·my 1

 (ăt′ə-mē)
n. pl. at·o·mies Archaic
1. A tiny particle; a mote.
2. A tiny being.

[From Latin atomī, pl. of atomus, atom; see atom.]

at·o·my 2

 (ăt′ə-mē)
n. pl. at·o·mies Archaic
A gaunt person; a skeleton.

[From an atomy, respelling of anatomy.]

atomy

(ˈætəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
1. an atom or minute particle
2. a minute creature
[C16: from Latin atomī atoms, but used as if singular; see atom]

atomy

(ˈætəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
an obsolete word for skeleton
[C16: from mistaken division of anatomy (as if an atomy)]

at•o•my

(ˈæt ə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
1. an atom; mote.
2. a small creature; pygmy.
[1585–95; singular use of Latin atomī, pl. of atomus atom]

atomy

Obsolete, a skeleton.
See also: Bones
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