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noun, plural mi·crot·o·mies.
  1. the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome.
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Origin of microtomy

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British Dictionary definitions for microtomy


noun plural -mies
  1. the cutting of sections with a microtome
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Derived Formsmicrotomic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈtɒmɪk) or microtomical, adjectivemicrotomist, noun
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microtomy in Medicine


  1. The preparation of specimens with a microtome.histotomy
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Related formsmi′cro•tomic (mī′krə-tŏmĭk) adj.
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