Zootomy o*["o]t"o*my, n. [Zo["o]- + Gr. ? to cut: cf. F. zootomie.] The dissection or the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from androtomy. [1913 Webster]

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  • Zootomy — is a contraction of zoological and anatomy. It refers to the dissection of animals as opposed to that of plants (phytotomy) See also * Androtomy * Zootomical terms for location * Cat anatomy * Fish anatomy * Bird anatomy * Spider anatomy …   Wikipedia

  • zootomy — [zō ät′ə mē] n. [ModL zootomia: see ZOO & TOMY] the anatomy or dissection of animals other than humans zootomic [zō΄ə täm′ik] adj. zootomical zootomist n …   English World dictionary

  • zootomy — n. [Gr. zoon, animal; temnein, to cut] 1. The dissection of animals. 2. The anatomy of animals. 962 Maggenti and Gardner …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • zootomy — zootomic /zoh euh tom ik/, zootomical, adj. zootomically, adv. zootomist, n. /zoh ot euh mee/, n. 1. the anatomy, esp. the comparative anatomy, of animals. 2. the dissection of animals. [1655 65; < NL zootomia. See ZOO , TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • zootomy — noun /zəʊˈɒtəmi,zoʊˈɑdəmi/ The dissection or anatomy of animals …   Wiktionary

  • zootomy — zo·ot·omy zō ät ə mē n, pl mies animal anatomy esp. as studied on a comparative basis …   Medical dictionary

  • zootomy — zo·ot·o·my …   English syllables

  • zootomy — /zoʊˈɒtəmi/ (say zoh otuhmee) noun 1. the branch of zoology that studies the anatomy of animals. 2. the dissection of animals as part of this study. {New Latin zōotomia. See zoo , tomy} –zootomic /zoʊəˈtɒmɪk/ (say zohuh tomik), zootomical… …  

  • zootomy —   n. study of animal anatomy.    ♦ zootomic(al), a.    ♦ zootomist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • zootomy — n. the dissection or anatomy of animals …   Useful english dictionary

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