adjective see autotomy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • autotomous — See autotomic. * * * …   Universalium

  • autotomous — au·tot·o·mous …   English syllables

  • autotomous — adjective see autotomic …   Useful english dictionary

  • autotomy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 reflex separation of a part (as an appendage) from the body ; division of the body into two or more pieces • autotomous adjective • autotomize verb …   New Collegiate 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

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