-tome


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

-tome

 
word element [Gr.], an instrument for cutting; a segment.

-tome

1. A cutting instrument, the first element in the compound usually indicating the part that the instrument is designed to cut.
2. Segment, part, section.
3. Tomography.
4. Surgery.
[G. tomos, cutting, sharp; a cutting (section or segment)]

-tome

word element [Gr.], an instrument for cutting; a segment.

-tome

1 suffix meaning a "cutting instrument": labiotome, neurotome, thyrotome.
2 combining form meaning a "(specified) segment or region": dermomyotome, pleurotome, viscerotome.

-tome

Combining form indicating a cutting instrument (the first element in the compound usually indicating the part that the instrument is designed to cut); segment, part, section; tomography; surgery.
[G. tomos, cutting, sharp; a cutting (section or segment)]

-tome

word element. [Gr.] an instrument for cutting, a segment.