n. Dissection; the act or art of dissecting organized bodies with reference to their structure; the practice of anatomizing; anatomization.n. That which is learned from dissection; the science of the bodily structure of animals and plants; the doctrines of organization derived from structure. See histology, organography, organology, morphology, zoötomy, phytotomy, anthropotomy.n. Anatomical structure or organization; the formation and disposition of the parts of an organized body.n. The structure of any inanimate body, as a machine; the structure of a thing, with reference to its parts.n. A treatise on anatomical science or art; anatomical description or history; a manual of dissection.n. Figuratively, any analysis or minute examination of the parts or properties of a thing, material, critical, or moral.n. That which is dissected or results from dissection; a dissected body, part, or organ.n. A subject of or for dissection; that which is or appears to be ready or fit for dissecting: in various obsolete, colloquial, or figurative uses.n. Of persons, the body or any part of it; the physique, as if a mere anatomical structure.n. A mummy; a corpse, dried and shriveled.n. Figuratively, the withered, lifeless form of anything material or immaterial; meaningless form; shadow without substancen. A comprehensive account of the anatomy of living organisms lower than man, or of any one group alone.n. The examination and comparison of the structure of all animals, including man, with reference to morphology, organology, and taxonomy; anatomy in general.