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BOU


meaning: divide, cut up

解剖学 == kaibougaku == (noun) anatomy
解剖 == kaibou == (noun) dissection, autopsy




Right radical is a radical version of 'sword/cut' (刀). Left radical is of obscure origin. It is used here phonetically to express 'open up'. Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'stand' (立) and 'opening/entrance' (口as a mnemonic: 'Stand at entrance and get cut up by sword.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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