Libros de Medicina en PDF BD Chaurasia’s Handbook of General Anatomy 4th Edition Human anatomy is the science which deals with the structure of the human body. The term, ‘anatomy’, is derived from a Greek word, “anatome”, meaning cutting up. The term ‘dissection’ is a Latin equivalent of the Greek anatome. However, the two words, anatomy and dissection, are not synonymous. Dissection is a mere technique, whereas anatomy is a wide field of study Anatomy forms firm foundation of the whole art of medicine and introduces the student to the greater part of medicalterminology.