Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To practise autotomy; to cut off an organ or part of an organ: said of certain animals, as crabs, which drop their claws or legs, and lizards, which drop their tails, when rudely handled.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. cause a body part to undergo autotomy.
- v. cause a body part to undergo autotomy
“Unlike many other lizards, a Gila monster's tail does not autotomize and cannot grow back if broken. ...”
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