HyperDic: general_anatomy

English > 1 sense of the expression general anatomy:
NOUNcognitiongeneral anatomy, anatomythe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
English > general anatomy: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals.
Category ofaboralOpposite to or away from the mouth
ampullar, ampullaryOf or related to an ampulla
apophysis(anatomy) a natural outgrowth or projection on an organ or body part such as the process of a vertebra
apparatus(anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
asternalnot connected to the sternum or breastbone
astragalarOf or relating to the anklebone
atrialOf or relating to a cavity or chamber in the body (especially one of the upper chambers of the heart)
axillaryOf or relating to the armpit
azygous, azygosOccurring singly
base(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment
body partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
bregmaticOf or relating to the bregma of the skull
cancellate, cancellated, cancellousHaving an open or latticed or porous structure
capsularresembling a capsule
cavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
chiasmal, chiasmic, chiasmaticOf or relating to a chiasm
cingulum(anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
concha(anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape
cornu(anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape
corona(anatomy) any structure that resembles a crown in shape
costalOf or relating to or near a rib
costateHaving ribs
cuneiformOf or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped bones)
diaphragm, midriff(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities
distalsituated farthest from point of attachment or origin, as of a limb or bone
distaldirected away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
distallyFar from the center
ectopicExhibiting ectopia
faucalOf or relating to the fauces
fenestralOf or relating to or having a fenestra
fissure(anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
fundus(anatomy) the base of a hollow organ or that part of the organ farthest from its opening
groove, vallecula(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part
hilus, hilum(anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ
iliacOf or relating to the ilium
incisure, incisura(anatomy) a notch or small hollow
inferiorLower than a given reference point
innerInside or closer to the inside of the body
intercostalLocated or occurring between the ribs
intrinsicsituated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
joint, articulation, articulatio(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion / motion)
laterallyIn a lateral direction or location
lobe(anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part
meniscus, semilunar cartilage(anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet / meet at a joint
mesialIn or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
mesomorphic, muscularHaving a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
navicular, scaphoidshaped like a boat
oral, buccallying within the mouth
outerOn or toward the outside of the body
parietalOf or relating to or associated with the parietal bones in the cranium
partition(anatomy) a structure that separates areas in an organism
pouch, pocket(anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
proximalsituated nearest to point of attachment or origin
punctum(anatomy) a point or small area
radicle(anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
ruga(anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease
septum(anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
sulcus(anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain
sympatheticOf or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
tentorium(anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum
tube, tube-shaped structure(anatomy) any hollow cylindrical body structure
ventricose, ventricousHaving a swelling on one side
wall, paries(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure
zone, zona(anatomy) any encircling or beltlike structure
Narrowerclinical anatomy, applied anatomyThe practical application of anatomical knowledge to diagnosis and treatment
comparative anatomyThe study of anatomical features of animals of different species
developmental anatomyThe branch of anatomy that studies structural changes of an individual from fertilization to maturity
functional anatomy, physiological anatomy, morphophysiologyThe study of anatomy in its relation to function
gross anatomy, macroscopic anatomyThe study of the structure of the body and its parts without the use of a microscope
microscopic anatomyThe study of microscopic structures of tissues and organs
neuroanatomyThe anatomy of the nervous system
osteologyThe branch of anatomy that studies the bones of the vertebrate skeleton
regional anatomy, topographic anatomy, topologyThe study of anatomy based on regions or divisions of the body and emphasizing the relations between various structures (muscles and nerves and arteries etc.) in that region
BroadermorphologyThe branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants

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