micrometre

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micrometre

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtə)
n
(Units) a unit of length equal to 10–6 metre. Symbol: μm Former name: micron
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They created a polymer whose external structure is 100 micrometres-high pillars, topped by a thin 40 micrometres wide discs, upon which tiny mushroom-shapes sit.
The bull is the smallest sculpture created and is just 10 micrometres long - one micrometre is a thousandth of a millimetre.