microtome

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A microtome

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Could be construed as either micro +‎ -tome or micro- +‎ tome.

Noun[edit]

microtome (plural microtomes)

  1. A special instrument that produces very thin slices of plant and animal tissues, for later examination by light microscope or electron microscope.

Verb[edit]

microtome (third-person singular simple present microtomes, present participle microtoming, simple past and past participle microtomed)

  1. To cut into sections using a microtome