microphotograph mi`cro*pho"to*graph (m[imac]`kr[-o]*f[=o]"t[-o]*gr[.a]f or m[i^]k`r[-o]*f[=o]"t[-o]*gr[.a]f), n. [Micro- + photograph.] [1913 Webster] 1. A microscopically small photograph of a picture, writing, printed page, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. An enlarged representation of a microscopic object, produced by throwing upon a sensitive plate the magnified image of an object formed by a microscope or other suitable combination of lenses. [1913 Webster]

Note: A picture of this kind is preferably called a photomicrograph. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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