microtome

[ mahy-kruh-tohm ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm /

noun

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

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of microtome

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

OTHER WORDS FROM microtome

mi·cro·tom·ic [mahy-kruh-tom-ik], /ˌmaɪ krəˈtɒm ɪk/, adjectivemi·crot·o·mist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for microtome

British Dictionary definitions for microtome

microtome
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊm) /

noun

an instrument used for cutting thin sections, esp of biological material, for microscopical examination
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical 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
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.