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Related to xylotomies: xylocarp, xenogamy, xanthene


n. pl. xy·lot·o·mies
1. The microscopic structure of the wood of a plant or group of plants.
2. The preparation and microscopic study of sections of wood.

xy·lot′o·mist n.
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(Botany) the preparation of sections of wood for examination by microscope
xyˈlotomist n
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Xylotomies d'un nouveau bois d'Apocynaceae du Cenozoique de France, Euholarrhenoxylon aisnense n.