Tomy meaning

təmē
A dividing.

Dichotomy.

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Act of cutting; incision.

Gastrotomy.

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An incision; a (specified) surgical operation.

Ovariotomy, lobotomy.

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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