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au•tot•o•my



Pronunciation: (ô-tot'u-mē), [key]
n.,
pl. -mies.

1. Zool.
a. separation of a body part.
b. self-amputation of a damaged or trapped appendage.
2. the performance of surgery upon oneself.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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