Xylotomy
Xylotomy Xy*lot"o*my, n. [Pref. xylo- + -tomy.] Art of preparing sections (transverse, tangential, or radial) of wood, esp. by means of a microtome, for microscopic examination. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Xylotomy — is the preparation of small slivers of wood for examination under a microscope, often using a microtome.It is useful for providing forensic evidence in some criminal cases where finding a fragment of wood on an individual and matching it to a… …   Wikipedia

  • xylotomy — [zī lät′əmē] n. 〚 XYLO + TOMY〛 the preparation of sections of wood for microscopic inspection xylotomist n. * * * xy·lot·o·my (zī lŏtʹə mē) n. pl. xy·lot·o·mies Preparation of sections of wood for microscopic study.   xy·lotʹo·mist n …   Universalium

  • xylotomy — [zī lät′əmē] n. [ XYLO + TOMY] the preparation of sections of wood for microscopic inspection xylotomist n …   English World dictionary

  • xylotomy — noun The art of preparing sections of wood (as by means of a microtome) for microscopic examination …   Wiktionary

  • xylotomy — xy·lot·o·my …   English syllables

  • xylotomy — /zaɪˈlɒtəmi/ (say zuy lotuhmee) noun (plural xylotomies) the art of cutting sections of wood, as with a microtome, for microscopic examination. {xylo + tomy} –xylotomist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • xylotomy — mē noun ( es) Etymology: xyl + tomy : the art of preparing sections of wood (as by means of a microtome) for microscopic examination …   Useful english dictionary

  • Xylotomist — Xy*lot o*mist, n. One versed or engaged in xylotomy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wood — Wooden redirects here. For other uses, see Wooden (disambiguation). Heartwood redirects here. For other uses, see Heartwood (disambiguation). This article is about the substance. For small forests, see woodland. For wood as a commodity, see… …   Wikipedia

  • Xylotheque — A xylotheque (from the Greek xylon for wood and theque meaning repository ) is a wood collection.But just as a library is something more than merely a collection of books, a xylotheque is something more than just collection of wood. Almost all… …   Wikipedia

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