cyclotomy

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cyclotomy (plural cyclotomies)

  1. (medicine) surgical removal of the ciliary muscle
  2. (mathematics) the historical problems of dividing the circle into a given number of equal segments, and of constructing regular polygons
  3. (mathematics) the analytical extraction of the complex roots of unity; a de Moivre number