Definition of autotomous in English:

autotomous

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or involving autotomy; of the nature of autotomy.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. From autotom- + -ous.

Pronunciation

autotomous

/ɔːˈtɒtəməs/