microtomy

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

noun, plural mi·crot·o·mies.

the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome.

Nearby words

  1. microtherm,
  2. microthin,
  3. microtia,
  4. microtome,
  5. microtomic,
  6. microtone,
  7. microtopography,
  8. microtremor,
  9. microtubule,
  10. microvasculature

Origin of microtomy


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British Dictionary definitions for microtomy

microtomy

/ (maɪˈkrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the cutting of sections with a microtome
Derived Formsmicrotomic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈtɒmɪk) or microtomical, adjectivemicrotomist, noun

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Medicine definitions for microtomy

microtomy

[ mī-krŏtə-mē ]

n.

The preparation of specimens with a microtome.histotomy
Related formsmi′cro•tomic (mī′krə-tŏmĭk) adj.


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