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of or relating to .
Contemporary Examples

Should thrombosis occur in this anatomic area, a patient might have headaches, dizziness, or even stroke-like symptoms.
How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization? Kent Sepkowitz December 30, 2012

Though the risks for the new oral cancer and its anatomic location have changed fundamentally, one epidemiologic fact has not.
Michael Douglas Says Cunnilingus Caused His Oral Cancer. Really?! Kent Sepkowitz June 2, 2013

Plus, the anatomic site of the infection is particularly hard to get at with antibiotics.
Contamination Seen as Cause for New Meningitis Outbreak in Five States Kent Sepkowitz October 3, 2012

Historical Examples

It is the pyramidal bulk of human nature with its finest brain, true to anatomic principles, at the top.
On the Vice of Novel Reading. Young E. Allison

I can mention but few of the names most eminent during this anatomic Period, and but a short account of the life and work of each.
An Epitome of the History of Medicine Roswell Park

Unlike the artists of the anatomic school, she makes the model for herself—hence the perfect correspondence of its parts.
The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid

Yes, sir; both in anatomic pathology and in clinical pathology in 1955.
Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

The skin was covered with purple wales, crossing each other like the arteries in an anatomic plate!
The Maroon Mayne Reid

They prudishly despised the anatomic study of the human figure, of landscape and chiaroscuro.
Literary and General Lectures and Essays Charles Kingsley

Furthermore, the anatomic relations of the fowl are such as to preclude its presence.
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various

of or relating to anatomy

1712, from Latin anatomicus, from Greek anatomikos “relating to anatomy,” from anatomia (see anatomy). Anatomical is older.

1580s; see anatomy + -ical.

anatomical an·a·tom·i·cal (ān’ə-tŏm’ĭ-kəl) or an·a·tom·ic (-tŏm’ĭk)

Concerned with anatomy.

Concerned with dissection.

Related to the structure of an organism.


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