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n. pl. mi·cro·a·nal·y·ses (-sēz′)
The chemical identification and analysis of extremely small quantities of matter.

mi′cro·an′a·lyst (-ăn′ə-lĭst) n.
mi′cro·an′a·lyt′ic (-ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭk), mi′cro·an′a·lyt′i·cal adj.
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(Chemistry) the qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of very small amounts of substances
microanalyst n
microanalytic, ˌmicroˌanaˈlytical adj
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(ˌmaɪ kroʊ əˈnæl ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the chemical analysis of minute samples of substances.
mi`cro•an′a•lyst (-ˈæn l ɪst) n.
mi`cro•an`a•lyt′i•cal (-ˈɪt ɪ kəl) mi`cro•an`a•lyt′ic, adj.
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