Micrology
Micrology Mi*crol"o*gy, n. [Micro- + -logy.] 1. That part of science which treats of microscopic objects, or depends on microscopic observation. [1913 Webster]

2. Attention to petty items or differences. --W. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • micrology — (n.) hair splitting, exaggerated attention to petty things, 1650s, from Gk. mikrologia pettiness, care for trifles, from micros (see MICRO (Cf. micro )) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • micrology — micrological /muy kreuh loj i keuhl/, micrologic, adj. micrologist, n. /muy krol euh jee/, n. excessive attention to petty details or distinctions. [1650 60; < Gk mikrología minute discussion, frivolity. See MICRO , LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • micrology — noun a) The study of trivialities and minutiae. b) That part of science which treats of microscopic objects, or depends on microscopic observation …   Wiktionary

  • micrology — The science concerned with microscopic objects, of which histology is a branch. [micro + G. logos, study] * * * mi·crol·o·gy mī kräl ə jē n, pl gies a science dealing with the handling and preparation of microscopic objects for study * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • micrology — study or discussion of trivialities Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • micrology — n. meticulousness, fussiness, excessive attention to petty details …   English contemporary dictionary

  • micrology — mi·crol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • micrology — /maɪˈkrɒlədʒi/ (say muy kroluhjee) noun excessive attention to petty details or distinctions. {Greek mīkrologia. See micro , logy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • micrology —   n. excessive devotion to minute details; art of using the microscope …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • micrology — I. jē, ji noun ( es) Etymology: Greek mikrologia, from mikr micr + logia (from logos speech) more at legend : attention to petty items or differences II …   Useful english dictionary

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