autotomy


autotomy
autotomy аутотомия, самокалечение

English-Russian biology dictionary. 2015.

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  • Autotomy — (from the Greek auto = self and tomy = severing ) or self amputation is the act whereby an animal severs one or more of its own appendages, [The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.] usually as a self… …   Wikipedia

  • autotomy — n. 1. spontaneous removal or casting off of a body part (as the tail of a lizard or claw or a lobster) especially when the organism is injured or under attack. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autotomy — [ô tät′əmē] n. [ AUTO + TOMY] the reflex action by which a leg, claw, tail, etc., as of a lobster, starfish, or lizard, is broken off at a special joint when the part is damaged, seized, etc.: the missing part then regenerates autotomic [ôt΄ə… …   English World dictionary

  • autotomy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 reflex separation of a part (as an appendage) from the body ; division of the body into two or more pieces • autotomous adjective • autotomize verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autotomy — n. [Gr. autos, self; tome, a cutting] The act of reflex self mutilation of a part or appendage of various invertebrates, i.e., annelids, cnidarians, crustaceans and insects …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • autotomy — autotomic /aw teuh tom ik/, autotomous, adj. /aw tot euh mee/, n., pl. autotomies. 1. Zool. a. separation of a body part. b. self amputation of a damaged or trapped appendage. 2. the performance of surgery upon oneself. [1895 1900; AUTO 1 + TOMY] …   Universalium

  • autotomy — noun spontaneous removal of a limb, tail etc, especially by some invertebrates as a self defense mechanism …   Wiktionary

  • autotomy — The act of casting off a body part as a means of escape; e.g., the limb of a crab or the tail of a lizard. [auto + G. tome, a cutting] * * * au·tot·o·my ȯ tät ə mē n, pl mies reflex separation of a part from the body esp. in an invertebrate …   Medical dictionary

  • autotomy — The voluntary shedding of a limb by snapping it off the base [Ingle, 1983] …   Crustacea glossary

  • autotomy — n. (Zoology) discarding of a damaged or trapped part of body (as in a lizard s tail) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autotomy — [ɔ: tɒtəmi] noun Zoology the casting off of a part of the body (e.g. the tail of a lizard) by an animal under threat …   English new terms dictionary

Книги

  • Exuviation, autotomy and regeneration in Ceratium, Kofoid Charles A. Книга представляет собой репринтное издание. Несмотря на то, что была проведена серьезная работа по восстановлению первоначального качества издания, на некоторых страницах могут обнаружиться… Подробнее  Купить за 684 руб


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