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autotomize

[ aw-tot-uh-mahyz ]
/ 蓴藞t蓲t 蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used without object), au路tot路o路mized, au路tot路o路miz路ing.
to undergo autotomy.
verb (used with object), au路tot路o路mized, au路tot路o路miz路ing.
to effect autotomy of (a part).
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Also especially British, au路tot路o路mise .

Origin of autotomize

First recorded in 1900鈥05; autotom(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for autotomize

autotomize

autotomise

/ (蓴藧藞t蓲t蓹藢ma瑟z) /

verb
to cause (a part of the body) to undergo autotomy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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