anatomizable, adj.anatomization, n.anatomizer, n.
/euh nat"euh muyz'/, v.t., anatomized, anatomizing.
1. to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the position, structure, and relation of the parts; display the anatomy of; dissect.
2. to examine in great detail; analyze minutely: The couple anatomized their new neighbor.
Also, esp. Brit., anatomise.
[1400-50; late ME < MF anatomiser or < ML anatomizare. See ANATOMY, -IZE]

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