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-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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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