noun, plural cy·clot·o·mies.
  1. Surgery. incision of the ciliary muscle.
  2. Geometry. the process of dividing a circle into a specific number of equal parts.

Origin of cyclotomy

First recorded in 1875–80; cyclo- + -tomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cyclotomy in Medicine


  1. Incision of the ciliary muscle.cyclicotomy
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