Definition of plasmotomy in US English:

plasmotomy

noun

Biology
  • A mode of reproduction in certain protozoans, in which the organism divides into two or more multinucleate daughter cells.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From plasmo- + -tomy, after German Plasmotomie.

Pronunciation

plasmotomy

/plazˈmɒtəmi/