or micro- combining form Etymology: Middle English micro-, from Latin, from Greek mikr-, mikro-, from mikros, smikros small, short; perhaps akin to Old English smēalīc careful, exquisite 1. a. small ; minute <
b. used for or involving minute quantities or variations <
2. one millionth (10-6) part of <
3. a. using microscopy <
; used in microscopy b. revealed by or having the structure discernible only by microscopic examination <
4. abnormally small <
5. of or relating to a small area <
6. employed in or connected with microphotographing or microfilming <

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