Definition of morbid anatomy in US English:

morbid anatomy


  • The anatomy of diseased organs and tissues.

    • ‘Ellis performed the first systematic examination of morbid anatomy in 1908.’
    • ‘Historically, macroscopic or gross analysis came first with the rise of morbid anatomy during the Renaissance.’
    • ‘In an age when medical practitioners still commonly blamed ailments on an imbalance, morbid anatomy - the study of diseased or damaged organs - was in its infancy.’


morbid anatomy

/ˈˌmôrbəd əˈnadəmē/