Definition of anatomist in English:



  • An expert in anatomy.

    • ‘The first anatomical description of these variations was by the Dutch anatomist Anton Albinus in 1753.’
    • ‘This volume, a specialized collection of essays on the impact of Marcello Malpighi, the seventeenth-century anatomist and physician, grew out of a conference held at Cambridge in 1994.’
    • ‘But the uniqueness of this muscle is that as it goes out, it blends in with two other muscles, so that when dissecting from the top, the anatomists may not have had a good idea as to which muscle is which.’
    • ‘Four such panels (fourth year medical students, anatomists, clinicians, and recent graduates) were used to determine pass-fail scores for an anatomy test that was given to medical students in the fourth year of a six year programme.’
    • ‘In this series, the surgeons, barbers, physicians, and artists of the past come alive in fascinating, if at times rather gory, scenes of the barbarities and other activities of anatomists seeking to further their knowledge.’
    • ‘Top neurologists, pharmacologists, anatomists, ethicists and theologians are to examine the scientific basis of religious belief and whether it is anything more than a placebo.’
    • ‘It was, after all, the Italian anatomists and other anatomists working in Italy that originally taught us anatomy.’
    • ‘Anatomy brought life and liberty to the art of healing, and for three centuries the great names in medicine were those of the great anatomists.’
    • ‘This is the result of a tremendous amount of work done by highly skilled mathematicians, computer engineers, programmers, anatomists and medical illustrators.’
    • ‘Galen, Vesalius, other anatomists, and the Church did not have the powerful perspective of historical data on anatomy, embryology, or genetics.’
    • ‘Specific details for the wide range of techniques developed by anatomists can be found in the cited references (Appendix V).’
    • ‘It doesn't have a name, which is a strange thing for an anatomical feature because anatomists have named every feature of the body.’
    • ‘Many of the slides that were photographed have been handed down through several generations of microscopic anatomists.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, some Western anatomists actively promote viewing cadavers as patients to encourage respectful treatment.’
    • ‘The following famous anatomists identified and described pancreatic anatomy and physiology.’
    • ‘Despite deliberately straddling the boundaries of taste and decency, the exhibition claims honourable descent from the traditions of public dissection and illustration by da Vinci, Vesalius, and the great anatomists.’
    • ‘This was a remarkable claim since Andreas Vesalius and modern anatomists had drawn human skeletons from observation and dissection since the sixteenth century.’
    • ‘It is important to distinguish autopsies, where legal officials sought the cause of death, from anatomical dissections, where anatomists and, much later, medical students, learned normal anatomy.’
    • ‘It seems that there is no contradiction: the anatomist is interested in the direction of the muscle's pull (down and out, and some torsion).’
    • ‘Stressing what the naked eye could see helped him lay the foundations of pathological anatomy, following the initiatives of the preeminent anatomist, Giovanni Morgagni.’


Mid 16th century: from French anatomiste, from a medieval Latin derivative of anatomizare (see anatomize).