anatomize (third-person singular simple present anatomizes, present participle anatomizing, simple past and past participle anatomized)
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.
1. to dissect (an animal or plant)
2. to examine in minute detail Derived Formsanatomization, anatomisation, nounanatomizer, anatomiser, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"to dissect, investigate by dissection," early 15c., from Medieval Latin anatomizare or French anatomiser (16c.), from Greek anatomia (see anatomy). Related, Anatomized; anatomizing.
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