xylotomy

[ zahy-lot-uh-mee ]
/ zaɪˈlɒt ə mi /

noun, plural xy·lot·o·mies.

the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope.
Related formsxy·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 Formsxylotomist, noun
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