anatomise


verb (used with object), a·nat·o·mized, a·nat·o·miz·ing.

  1. to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of; dissect.
  2. to examine in great detail; analyze minutely: The couple anatomized their new neighbor.

verb (tr)

  1. to dissect (an animal or plant)
  2. to examine in minute detail
v.

“to dissect, investigate by dissection,” early 15c., from Medieval Latin anatomizare or French anatomiser (16c.), from Greek anatomia (see anatomy). Related: Anatomized; anatomizing.

v.

  1. To dissect an animal or other organism to study the structure and relation of the parts.

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