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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
References in classic literature ?
Hour after hour we slopped along, by the roaring torrent, and under noble Lesser Alps which were clothed in rich velvety green all the way up and had little atomy Swiss homes perched upon grassy benches along their mist-dimmed heights.
W wielu procesach biochemicznych, zarowno endo- jak i egzogennych, na skutek rozerwania wiazan laczacych atomy w czasteczki powstaja pary czastek majacych po jednym niesparowanym elektronie na powlokach walencyjnych--tworzy sie w ten sposob para rodnikow.
OED's indication that, "atomy functions as a generic name for
class="MsoNormalBEST TREAT class="MsoNormalShe arrived at Wilson Airport accompanied by Kenyan musician Atomy Sifa, with whom she has recorded a duet.
* Atomy America established a new regional office on the first floor of 400 Broadacres Drive.
"An Atomy of the Novel: Flann O'Brien's At Swim-Two-Birds." Twentieth Century Literature 39.2 (Summer 1993): 208-29.
Shakespeare never uses the term "atom." But he does use its close derivative, "atomy," on four occasions.
Te indywidua chemiczne, zawierajace w swoim skladzie atomy tlenu z niesparowanym elektronem (rodniki) lub wiazania O-O, sa zdolne do uczestniczenia w reakcjach utleniania reagentow znajdujacych sie na powierzchni fotokatalizatora [5].
Wszystkie atomy wegla sa rownocenne chemicznie i na widmie [1.sup.3]C magnetycznego rezonansu jadrowego (nuclear magnetic resonance - NMR) daja jedna linie z przesunieciem chemicznym d = 143 ppm.