In histology, tearing apart the tissue elements by injection of water.
[hydro- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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Illouz, (1) from France, is credited with creating the technique of blunt tip cannula suction lipectomy, and by 1982 presented a series of 3 000 liposuction cases describing the 'wet technique', where the subcutaneous fat is infiltrated with a fluid solution to cause a hydrotomy effect and enhance the suction of the fat.