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[mahy-krot-uh-mee] /maɪˈkrɒt ə mi/
noun, plural microtomies.
the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome.
Origin of microtomy Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for microtomy


noun (pl) -mies
the cutting of sections with a microtome
Derived Forms
microtomic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈtɒmɪk), microtomical, adjective
microtomist, noun
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microtomy in Medicine

microtomy mi·crot·o·my (mī-krŏt'ə-mē)
The preparation of specimens with a microtome. Also called histotomy.

mi'cro·tom'ic (mī'krə-tŏm'ĭk) adj.
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