microtome

[ mahy-kruh-tohm ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm /

noun

an instrument for cutting very thin sections, as of organic tissue, for microscopic examination.

Origin of microtome

First recorded in 1855–60; micro- + -tome

Related forms

mi·cro·tom·ic [mahy-kruh-tom-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈtɒm ɪk/, adjectivemi·crot·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microtome

microtome

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊm) /

noun

an instrument used for cutting thin sections, esp of biological material, for microscopical examination
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Medicine definitions for microtome

microtome

[ mīkrə-tōm′ ]

n.

An instrument that is used to cut a specimen, as of organic tissue, into thin sections for microscopic examination.histotome
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