Descriptive anatomy

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Related to systematic anatomy: regional anatomy, clinical anatomy, surface anatomy
that part of anatomy which treats of the forms and relations of parts, but not of their textures.

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Solereder's thesis (1885), Uber den systematischen Wert der Holzstrukture bei den Dicotyledonen," set a precedent followed by his (1908) compilation "Systematic anatomy of the Dicotyledons," and Metcalfe & Chalk's (1950) "Anatomy of the Dicotyledons." The arrangement of the data by families is not just for the convenience of accessing data on particular plants: it was developed from the conviction that wood features could be used as systematic tools for wood identification.
• The systematic anatomy of the locomotor system
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