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tomium

[toh-mee-uh m] /ˈtoʊ mi əm/
noun, plural tomia
[toh-mee-uh] /ˈtoʊ mi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the cutting edge of a bird's bill.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek tóm(os) a cutting (see tome) + Neo-Latin -ium -ium
Related forms
tomial, adjective
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