microtome

[ mahy-kruh-tohm ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. microtechnology,
  2. microtektite,
  3. microtherm,
  4. microthin,
  5. microtia,
  6. microtomic,
  7. microtomy,
  8. microtone,
  9. microtopography,
  10. microtremor

Origin of microtome

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

Related formsmi·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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