xylotomy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Xylotomy \Xy*lot"o*my\, n. [Pref. xylo- + -tomy.]
   Art of preparing sections (transverse, tangential, or radial)
   of wood, esp. by means of a microtome, for microscopic
   examination.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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