-tomy

a combining form meaning "cutting, incision" of an organ, "excision" of an object, as specified by the initial element (appendectomy; lithotomy); also occurring in abstract nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -tomous (dichotomy). Cf. -tome, tomo-, -tomous.
[repr. Gk -tomia; see -TOME, -Y3]

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Universalium. 2010.

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