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

noun, plural mi·crot·o·mies.

the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome.


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Origin of microtomy

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British Dictionary definitions for microtomy

/ (maɪˈkrɒtəmɪ) /

noun plural -mies

the cutting of sections with a microtome

Derived forms of microtomy

microtomic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈtɒmɪk) or microtomical, adjectivemicrotomist, noun
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Medical definitions for microtomy

[ mī-krŏtə-mē ]


The preparation of specimens with a microtome.histotomy

Other words from microtomy

mi′cro•tomic (mī′krə-tŏmĭk) adj.
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