Derived from the Greek ἀνατέμνω, anatemnō; "I cut up, cut open". Anatomy is the scientific study of the structure of organisms including their systems, organs and tissues. It includes the appearance and position of the various parts, the materials from which they are composed, their locations and their relationships with other parts. An anatomist is concerned with the shape, size, position, structure, blood supply and innervation of an organ. Anatomical methods have improved dramatically, advancing from the examination of animals by dissection of carcasses and cadavers (corpses) to 20th century medical imaging techniques including X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) is considered the founder of modern human anatomy.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatomy (freely derived 11-4-2016)