autotomic autotomic adj. 1. of or pertaining to autotomy. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • autotomic — See autotomy. * * * …   Universalium

  • autotomic — au·to·tomic …   English syllables

  • autotomic — adjective of or relating to autotomy • Pertains to noun: ↑autotomy • Derivationally related forms: ↑autotomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • autotomy — autotomic /aw teuh tom ik/, autotomous, adj. /aw tot euh mee/, n., pl. autotomies. 1. Zool. a. separation of a body part. b. self amputation of a damaged or trapped appendage. 2. the performance of surgery upon oneself. [1895 1900; AUTO 1 + TOMY] …   Universalium

  • Sea cucumber — For the food product made from sea cucumber, see Sea cucumber (food). Sea cucumber A sea cucumber from the Mediterranean Sea Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • autotomous — See autotomic. * * * …   Universalium

  • autotomy — [ô tät′əmē] n. [ AUTO + TOMY] the reflex action by which a leg, claw, tail, etc., as of a lobster, starfish, or lizard, is broken off at a special joint when the part is damaged, seized, etc.: the missing part then regenerates autotomic [ôt΄ə… …   English World dictionary

  • autotomous — adjective see autotomic …   Useful english dictionary

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