- a dividing: dichotomy
- an incision; a (specified) surgical operation: ovariotomy,lobotomy
Origin of -tomyModern Latin -tomia ; from Classical Greek ; from tom?, a cutting ; from temnein, to cut ; from Indo-European base an unverified form tem-, to cut from source Classical Latin tondere, to shear
Act of cutting; incision: gastrotomy.
Origin of -tomyNew Latin -tomia, from Greek -tomia, from tomos, a cutting, from temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots.