n. [Gr. autos, self; tillesthai, to pluck]
Loss of appendages by self-amputation; see autospasy.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • appendotomy — n. [L. appendix, appendage; Gr. tome, a cutting] The loss of appendages; see autospasy, autotilly, autotomy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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