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autotomize

[aw-tot-uh-mahyz] /ɔˈtɒt əˌmaɪz/
verb (used without object), autotomized, autotomizing.
1.
to undergo autotomy.
verb (used with object), autotomized, autotomizing.
2.
to effect autotomy of (a part).
Also, especially British, autotomise.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; autotom(y) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for autotomise

autotomize

/ɔːˈtɒtəˌmaɪz/
verb
1.
to cause (a part of the body) to undergo autotomy
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