ZOOTOMY, n. [Gr., an animal; to cut.] Anatomy; particularly, the dissecting of bodies of beasts or brute animals; comparative anatomy, or the anatomy of brute animals.
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.
- The dissection or
the anatomy of animals; -- distinguished from