microtomy

[ mahy-krot-uh-mee ]
/ maɪˈkrɒt ə mi /

noun, plural mi·crot·o·mies.

the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome.

QUIZZES

Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of microtomy

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for microtomy

microtomy
/ (maɪˈkrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the cutting of sections with a microtome

Derived forms of microtomy

microtomic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈtɒmɪk) or microtomical, adjectivemicrotomist, noun
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 microtomy

microtomy
[ mī-krŏtə-mē ]

n.

The preparation of specimens with a microtome.histotomy

Other words from microtomy

mi′cro•tomic (mī′krə-tŏmĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.