an instrument for cutting very thin sections, as of organic tissue, for microscopic examination.

1855–60; micro- + -tome

microtomic [mahy-kruh-tom-ik] , adjective
microtomist, noun
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microtome (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌtəʊm)
an instrument used for cutting thin sections, esp of biological material, for microscopical examination

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microtome mi·cro·tome (mī'krə-tōm')
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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