Gross anatomy (gross; large) deals with the structures of the body that are visible to the naked eye. Structures such as muscles, bones, digestive organs or skin can be examined, historically, by means of cadaveric (kad-a-VER-ic; a dead body) dissections (di-SEK-shun; to cut apart). In truth, the term anatomy comes from the Greek words for “I dissect”. While cadaveric dissections provide an unparalleled understanding of the human body, it is but one way to explore the human form.
- Teacher: Dilnoza Hasanova