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microtome

[mahy-kruh-tohm] /ˈmaɪ krəˌtoʊm/
noun
1.
an instrument for cutting very thin sections, as of organic tissue, for microscopic examination.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; micro- + -tome
Related forms
microtomic
[mahy-kruh-tom-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈtɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
microtomist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microtome

microtome

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊm/
noun
1.
an instrument used for cutting thin sections, esp of biological material, for microscopical examination
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microtome in Medicine

microtome mi·cro·tome (mī'krə-tōm')
n.
An instrument that is used to cut a specimen, as of organic tissue, into thin sections for microscopic examination. Also called histotome.

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