microprobe
noun Date: 1944 a device for microanalysis that operates by exciting radiation in a minute area of material so that the composition may be determined from the emission spectrum

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  • microprobe — ˈmīkrəˌˌ noun Etymology: micr + probe (I) : a device for microanalysis that operates by exciting radiation in a minute area or volume of material so that the composition may be determined from the emission spectrum * * * microprobe, process see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • microprobe — /muy kreuh prohb /, n. 1. Chem., Spectroscopy. a device used to excite radiation by a material in order to determine chemical or elemental composition from the emission spectrum produced. 2. Surg. a miniature probe for use in microsurgery. [1955… …   Universalium

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  • microprobe — mi·cro·probe .prōb n a device for microanalysis that operates by exciting radiation in a minute area or volume of material so that the composition may be determined from the emission spectrum * * * mi·cro·probe (miґkro prōb″) a minute… …   Medical dictionary

  • microprobe — maɪkrəʊprəʊb n. tiny instrument which beams electrons onto a surface in order to stimulate the emission of X rays that can be analyzed to determine the chemical composition of a material (Spectroscopy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microprobe — noun an instrument in which a narrow beam of electrons is focused on to a sample and the resulting fluorescence is analysed to yield chemical information …   English new terms dictionary

  • microprobe — mi·cro·probe …   English syllables

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