anatomiser

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

anatomise +‎ -er

NounEdit

anatomiser (plural anatomisers)

  1. Alternative form of anatomizer
    • 1845, William Whewell, Indications of the Creator:
      He adds, " It is well known that the anatomisers of plants and animals, in order to investigate their structure, and to obtain an insight into the grounds why and to what end such parts, why such a situation and connexion of the parts, and exactly such an internal form, come before them, assume, as indispensably necessary, this maxim, that in such a creature nothing is in vain, and proceed upon it in the same way in which in general natural philosophy we proceed upon the principle that nothing happens by chance..."
    • 1854, Anne Marsh-Caldwell, Aubrey, page 48:
      That means celebrity in an evil sense, you anatomisers of words would, I suppose, tell us.
    • 2013, Laurie Graham, The Liar's Daughter, →ISBN:
      The Board of Health had ordered that cholera corpses were to be tarred and limed and buried quickly and deep, but even that didn't prevent some of them being carried off and sold to the anatomisers.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

anatomie +‎ -iser

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

anatomiser

  1. To anatomize

ConjugationEdit