microtomy

[mahy-krot-uh-mee]

Origin of microtomy

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British Dictionary definitions for microtomy

microtomy

noun plural -mies
  1. the cutting of sections with a microtome
Derived Formsmicrotomic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈtɒmɪk) or microtomical, adjectivemicrotomist, noun
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microtomy in Medicine

microtomy

[mī-krŏtə-mē]
n.
  1. The preparation of specimens with a microtome.histotomy
Related formsmi′cro•tomic (mī′krə-tŏmĭk) adj.
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