amicron
n. [Gr. a, without; mikros, small]
One of the smallest particles detectable with the electron microscope; smaller than one (1) nm and can only be seen as a diffuse illumination in the track of the beam.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • amicron — ami·cron …   English syllables

  • amicron —   n. one of the smallest microscopically detectable particles …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • amicron — (ˈ)āˈmīˌkrän sometimes mi or krən noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary a (II) + micron, originally formed as German amikron : one of the smallest particles detectable with the ultramicroscope (about 1×10 7 cm in diameter) …   Useful english dictionary

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