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|Noun||1.||general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals|
apparatus - (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function; "the breathing apparatus"
partition - (anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
septum - (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
fissure - (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
sulcus - (anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain
hilum, hilus - (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ; "the hilus of the kidney"
cingulum - (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
concha - (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
radicle - (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
fundus - (anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening; "the uterine fundus"; "the fundus of the stomach"
punctum - (anatomy) a point or small area
meniscus, semilunar cartilage - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
diaphragm, midriff - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
apophysis - (anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
articulatio, joint, articulation - (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
cornu - (anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape
corona - (anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
ruga - (anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease; "rugae of the stomach"
tentorium - (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum
applied anatomy, clinical anatomy - the practical application of anatomical knowledge to diagnosis and treatment
comparative anatomy - the study of anatomical features of animals of different species
developmental anatomy - the branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity
functional anatomy, morphophysiology, physiological anatomy - the study of anatomy in its relation to function
gross anatomy, macroscopic anatomy - the study of the structure of the body and its parts without the use of a microscope
microscopic anatomy - the study of microscopic structures of tissues and organs
neuroanatomy - the anatomy of the nervous system
osteology - the branch of anatomy that studies the bones of the vertebrate skeleton
regional anatomy, topographic anatomy, topology - the study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
morphology - the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
base - (anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment; "the base of the skull"
distal - situated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
proximal - situated nearest to point of attachment or origin; "the proximal end of a bone"
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
mesomorphic, muscular - having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
oral - of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located; "the oral cavity"; "the oral mucous membrane"; "the oral surface of a starfish"
aboral - opposite to or away from the mouth; "the aboral surface of a starfish"