anatomically (adv.) 1640s, from ANATOMICAL (Cf. anatomical) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (2). Anatomically correct, of dolls and meaning "with genitalia," is attested 1968, perhaps 1967, Amer.Eng., in reference to Petit Frère, an imported French boy doll.

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  • Anatomically — An a*tom ic*al*ly, adv. In an anatomical manner; by means of dissection. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anatomically — adv. Anatomically is used with these adjectives: ↑correct, ↑distinct …   Collocations dictionary

  • anatomically — anatomy ► NOUN (pl. anatomies) 1) the scientific study of bodily structure. 2) the bodily structure of a person, animal, or plant. 3) a detailed examination or analysis. DERIVATIVES anatomical adjective anatomically adverb anatomist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • anatomically — adverb with respect to anatomy (Freq. 2) anatomically correct • Derived from adjective: ↑anatomical …   Useful english dictionary

  • anatomically — adverb see anatomy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anatomically — See anatomical. * * * …   Universalium

  • anatomically — adverb Pertaining to the anatomy …   Wiktionary

  • anatomically — adv. in an anatomical manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anatomically — an·a·tom·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • anatomically — See: anatomical …   English dictionary

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