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Zootomy

Definition

noun

A contraction of the terms zoological and anatomy, which focuses on the dissection and study of the bodily parts and structures of animals.


Supplement

This is in contrast to the phytotomy, which is concerned with plants' structure or parts.


Word origin: NL zŇćotomia.
Related forms: zootomical (adjective), zootomist (noun)

See also: anatomy


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