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xylotomy

[ zahy-lot-uh-mee ]
/ zaɪˈlɒt ə mi /
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noun, plural xy·lot·o·mies.
the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope.
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OTHER WORDS FROM xylotomy

xy·lot·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for xylotomy

xylotomy
/ (zaɪˈlɒtəmɪ) /

noun
the preparation of sections of wood for examination by microscope

Derived forms of xylotomy

xylotomist, noun
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