from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Part; area; segment: dermatome.
- suffix Cutting instrument: microtome.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix An instrument for cutting.
- suffix A section or segment.
New Latin -tomus, from Greek -tomos, a cutting, from tomos; see tome.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek (-tomon, "that cuts"), from to cut (temnein) (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek (tomē, "a cutting"), from to cut (temnein) (Wiktionary)