Act of cutting; incision.
An incision; a (specified) surgical operation.
Origin of tomy
- ModL -tomia < Gr < tomē, a cutting < temnein, to cut < IE base *tem-, to cut > L tondere, to shear
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- New Latin -tomia from Greek -tomiā from tomos a cutting from temnein to cut tem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition