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-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

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)]