Definition for ZO-OT'O-MY

ZO-OT'O-MY, n. [Gr. ζωον, an animal, and τεμνω, to cut.]

The anatomy of all animals; the dissection of all animals for the purpose of discovering their structure, the functions of their several parts, &c. Zootomy is divided into anthropotomy, or the anatomy of man; ornithotomy, or the anatomy of birds; ichthyotomy or the anatomy of fishes, &c. The anatomy of brute animals, and more especially quadrupeds, is called comparative anatomy.

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