Origin of tomo-
WORDS THAT USE TOMO-
What does tomo- mean?
Tomo- comes from the Greek tómos, meaning “cut, slice.” This root, which can also mean “piece, roll of paper, or book,” is also the source of the word tome. Crack open the history of tome at our entry for the word.
Also related to tómos is atom. What’s the big idea behind atoms and cutting? Find out in our Origin section for this term.
Examples of tomo-
One example of a term from medicine that features the combining form tomo- is tomography. Tomography refers to various techniques that are used to obtain an X-ray photograph of a selected plane section of the human body or some other solid object.
As we know, tomo- means “a cut, section.” The second part of the word, -graphy, denotes the process of drawing, representing, recording, imaging, or the like. Tomography has a literal sense of “getting an image of a section.”
What are some words that use or are related to the combining form tomo-?
What are some other forms that tomo- may be commonly confused with?
Most words that begin with the letters tomo- do not use the combining form tomo- to denote “a cut, section.” Tomorrow is an example. Learn what the letters in tomorrow are doing today at our entry for the word.
How to use tomo- in a sentence
Sahibs smoke them, sepoys smoke them, drivers and followers smoke them, and the Tomo coolies smoke nothing else.The Unveiling of Lhasa|Edmund Candler
We bought 168 gantos fysh oyle of our hostice of Bingana Tomo for a mas ganto.
Soe we made 40 leagues this day and night, and came to an ancor at Shemuts, 10 leages short of Bingana Tomo.
We departed from Shemuttes, and arived at Bingana Tomo within night, having made 10 leagues.
One of the proverbs handed down from the hoary past is: "Kumpu no ada to tomo ni ten we itadakazu."Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic|Sidney L. Gulick