I was wondering if there is a more specific term for something like this:

Diagram of a heart

Diagram is the first thing that comes to mind, but I find it vague for there are different types of diagrams.

I also thought of anatomy, but I don't want to limit it to living things.


  • Note that the more generic term used in technical documentation (not the answer you're looking for, but a clarification), is figure. Aug 4, 2020 at 15:06

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That's an illustration of human heart.

Illustration: Something that serves to illustrate, such as a picture or diagram that helps make something clear or attractive. [M-W]


Diagram came to me too. But if you want to apply it to non-living things also then how about cutaway ?

cutaway : a diagram or drawing with some external parts left out to reveal the interior.

Other synonyms that fits the usage are:

blueprint, chart, design, figure, game, layout, outline.

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