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 n. pl. xy·lot·o·mies. 1. The microscopic structure of the wood of a plant or group of plants. 2. The preparation and microscopic study of sections of wood  ...
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the preparation of transverse, tangential, or radial sections of wood for examination under a microscope. Related forms. Expand. xylotomist, noun.
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the art of preparing sections of wood (as by means of a microtome) for microscopic examination. Missing Downton Abbey? Check out the 7 terms you should ...
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Xylotomy dictionary definition | xylotomy defined
Xylotomy. noun. pl. xy·lot·o·mies. The microscopic structure of the wood of a plant or group of plants. The preparation and microscopic study of sections of wood.
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Noun[edit]. 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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Identification of modern and tertiary woods
A. C. Barefoot, Frank W. Hankins, 1982
Why identify and study wood?. Xylotomy of gymnosperms. Xylotomy of dicotyledons. Organization and use of reference data. Variability in wood anatomy.
Gymnosperm (naked seeds plant) : structure and development
V.P. Singh, 2006
Identification of Living Gymnosperms on the Basis of Xylotomy. Akademiai Kiado, Budapest. Gupta, P.K. & Durzan. D.J. 1987. Biotechnology of somatic polyembryogenesis and plantlet regenerationof loblolly pine. Biotechnology, 5: 147-159.
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