Definition of Autotomize

1. Verb. Cause a body part to undergo autotomy.

Exact synonyms: Autotomise
Generic synonyms: Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Shed, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off
Derivative terms: Autotomy



Definition of Autotomize

1. [v -MIZED, -MIZING, -MIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autotomize

autotellers
autotemnous
autotest
autotests
autotetraploid
autotetraploids
autotetraploidy
autotheism
autotheistic
autotherapies
autotherapy
autothermic
autotomic
autotomies
autotomise
autotomize (current term)
autotomized
autotomizes
autotomizing
autotomous
autotomy
autotonsorialist
autotopagnosia
autotoxaemia
autotoxic
autotoxicities
autotoxicity
autotoxicosis
autotoxin
autotoxins

Literary usage of Autotomize

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"These observations suggest that the crab may autotomize a ... Four crabs did not autotomize either cheliped, and we have no indication of any ..."

2. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"Lobsters frequently will autotomize (drop) antennae and claws when handled; American lobsters do this especially during the winter months, ..."

3. Contributions from the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by Bermuda Biological Station for Research (1916)
"... though it is my impression, gained from handling many live individuals, that the smaller (younger f) ones autotomize more readily than larger ones. ..."

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