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mi·cro·cap

 (mī′krō-kăp′)
adj.
Of or relating to companies whose retained earnings are very small and whose outstanding shares of common stock have a very small market value.
n.
A microcap company.
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microcap

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkæp)
adj
(Banking & Finance) (of investments) involving a very small amount of capital
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