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Meaning of tome

tome

Pronunciation: (tōm), [key]
— n.
  1. a book, esp. a very heavy, large, or learned book.
  2. a volume forming a part of a larger work.

-tome

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form with the meanings “cutting instrument” (microtome; osteotome), “segment, somite” (sclerotome), used in the formation of compound words. Cf. tomo-, -tomous, -tomy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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