Xylotomy
Xylotomy is the preparation of small slivers of wood for examination under a microscope, often using a microtome.
It is useful for providing forensic evidence in some criminal cases where finding a fragment of wood on an individual and matching it to a weapon used in a crime would be helpful. One xylotomist, Arthur Koehler, was able to provide crucial evidence by linking a piece of pine from a ladder used in a kidnapping to one particular factory whose machinery was defective, and from there to one particular lumberyard. Koehler searched for eighteen months for the yard, and presented his evidence dramatically in court by presenting the court with a chalk rubbing of the samples, which he made there and then, demonstrating that they were identical. He also matched other pieces of the ladder to a chisel used to create the joists, missing from the defendant's tool chest, and to a missing plank from the suspect's attic floor.
It may also be useful in forestry studies. Identifying the species of a piece of wood is not always easy, in which case a xylotheque may provide samples with which the xylotomist can compare his own. Xylotomy may be carried out by a forensic biologist. People who specialize in xylotomy are difficult to obtain. The public have been known to confuse it with someone who plays the xylophone and they do not tend to take much interest in the subject.

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xy·lot·o·my (z -l t -m ). n. pl. xy·lot·o·mies. Preparation of sections of wood for microscopic study. xy·lot o·mist n. Xylotomy [zaɪˈlɒtəmɪ]. n. (Life Sciences & Allied ...
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Definition of Xylotomy. : the art of preparing sections of wood (as by means of a microtome) for microscopic examination. Origin of Xylotomy. xyl- + -tomy ...
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the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope. Related forms. xy·lot·o·mist, noun. Dictionary. com ...
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noun. the preparation of sections of wood for examination by microscope. Derived Forms. xyˈlotomist noun. Sponsored Links. Comments. Log in to comment on ...
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[edit] Noun. Xylotomy (uncountable). (botany) The art of preparing sections of wood (as by means of a microtome) for microscopic examination. Retrieved from ...
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Xylotomy definition: noun the preparation of sections of wood for microscopic inspection Origin: xylo- + -tomyRelated Forms: 1. xylotomist noun...
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Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto PVG
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Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto GRV (Guitar Recorded Versions)
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto GRV (Guitar Recorded Versions)
Coldplay, 2012
This fifth album by this megastar UK band led by Chris Martin features the singles Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall and Paradise plus a dozen others: Charlie Brown Û Don't Let It Break Your Heart Û Hurts like Heaven Û Major Minus Û M.M.I.X. Û Princess of China Û Up in Flames Û Us Against the World Û and more.
MYLO XYLOTO #1 FIRST PRINTING COMIC BOOK BY COLDPLAY
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Coldplay, Mark Osborne, Alejandro Fuentes and Vladimir Shelest, 2013
Every album begins with the germ of an idea, every song tells a story, and now it is finally revealed that there is a secret other worldly narrative behind Coldplay's newest hit album and its enigmatic title: Mylo Xyloto. Three years ago, Coldplay teamed up with Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda, MORE, The Little Prince) to create Mylo's epic s...
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