from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The microscopic structure of the wood of a plant or group of plants.
- noun The preparation and microscopic study of sections of wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Art of preparing sections (transverse, tangential, or radial) of wood, esp. by means of a microtome, for microscopic examination.
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- noun botany The art of preparing
sectionsof wood(as by means of a microtome) for microscopic examination.
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From xylo- + -tomy.
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