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a·nat·o·my /əˈnætəmi/ Show Spelled
[uh-nat-uh-mee] Show IPA
–noun, plural -mies.
1. the science dealing with the structure of animals and plants.
2. the structure of an animal or plant, or of any of its parts.
3. dissection of all or part of an animal or plant in order to study its structure.
4. a plant or animal that has been or will be dissected, or a model of such a dissected organism.
5. a skeleton.
6. Informal . the human body.
7. an analysis or minute examination.
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1350–1400; ME < L anatomia < Gk anatom ( ḗ ) a cutting up ( ana- ana- + tom- cut (var. of tem- ) + -ē n. suffix) + -ia -y3
i·dol(s) (dl) n.
1. An image(s) used as an object of worship-
A false god.
2. One that is adored, often blindly or excessively.
3. Something visible but without substance.
[Middle English, from Old French idole, from Late Latin dlum, from Greek eidlon, phantom, idol, from eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
There are four classes of idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names,---calling the first class Idols of the Tribe; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idol of the Theatre.
Sir Francis Bacon: Novum Organum,
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