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autotomy


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autotomy 
  n  :  spontaneous  removal  or  casting  off  of  a  body  part  (as  the 
  tail  of  a  lizard  or  claw  or  a  lobster)  especially  when 
  the  organism  is  injured  or  under  attack 




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