-tomy

-tomy [tə mē]
[ModL -tomia < Gr < tomē, a cutting < temnein, to cut < IE base * tem-, to cut > L tondere, to shear] combining form
1. a dividing [dichotomy]
2. an incision; a (specified) surgical operation [ovariotomy,lobotomy]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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