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Definition of Tom-

Tom-: Or tomo- before a consonant. A combining form meaning a cut, section, slice or layer, as might be achieved by cutting or slicing. Used in the formation of compound words such tomography. From the Greek tomos (a cutting).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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