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<1890–95; orchido- + -tomy>This word is first recorded in the period 1890–95. Other words that entered Englishat around the same time include: bootstrap, honky-tonk, masochism, pogey, takedown-tomy is a combining form meaning “cutting, incision” of an organ, “excision” of an object,as specified by the initial element (appendectomy; lithotomy); also occurring in abstract nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -tomous (dichotomy)
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