Microtomy
Microtomy Mi*crot"o*my, n. The art of using the microtome; investigation carried on with the microtome. [1913 Webster]

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  • microtomy — [mī krät′ə mē] n. the skill or work of using a microtome microtomist n …   English World dictionary

  • microtomy — n. [Gr. mikros, small; temnein, to cut] The science of cutting and staining of thin sections of tissues for microscopic examination …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • microtomy — /muy krot euh mee/, n., pl. microtomies. the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome. [MICRO + TOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • microtomy — noun The preparation of very thin slices of animal or plant tissues by means of a microtome …   Wiktionary

  • microtomy — The making of thin sections of tissues for examination under the microscope. SYN: histotomy. [micro + G. tome, incision] * * * mi·crot·o·my mī krät ə mē n, pl mies the technique of using the microtome or of preparing with its aid objects for… …   Medical dictionary

  • microtomy — n. cutting of thin layers by a microtome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microtomy — mi·crot·o·my …   English syllables

  • microtomy — /maɪˈkrɒtəmi/ (say muy krotuhmee) noun the cutting of very thin sections, as with the microtome. –microtomic /maɪkrəˈtɒmɪk/ (say muykruh tomik), microtomical /maɪkrəˈtɒmɪkəl/ (say muykruh tomikuhl), adjective –microtomist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • microtomy — mīˈkräd.əmē noun ( es) Etymology: microtome + y : the technique of using the microtome or of preparing with its aid objects for microscopic study * * * /muy krot euh mee/, n., pl. microtomies. the cutting of very thin sections with the microtome …   Useful english dictionary

  • Microtome — A microtome used in microscopy. A microtome (from the Greek mikros, meaning small , and temnein, meaning to cut ) is a sectioning instrument that allows for the cutting of extremely thin slices of material, known as sections. Microtomes are an… …   Wikipedia

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