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Chemistry that deals with minute quantities of materials, frequently less than one milligram in mass or one milliliter in volume.

mi′cro·chem′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
mi′cro·chem′ist n.
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(Chemistry) chemical experimentation with minute quantities of material
ˌmicroˈchemical adj
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The case of the white mouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri in coastal systems of southeastern Brazil indicated by otolith microchemistry. Marine Environmental Research, 144: 28-35.
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Subsequent research with otolith microchemistry has revealed 3 distinct contingents: a resident group that remains in fresh water, a mesohaline group that occupies estuarine waters, and a migratory group that uses the coastal Atlantic Ocean (Secor, 1999).
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Further, freshwater-resident Arctic char have been confirmed in the Brock River system through the use of otolith microchemistry (Roux et al., 201 lb) and non-anadromous forms are also known in other lakes (e.g., Seven Islands and Rummy Lakes) in the Hornaday River system (McDonnell, 1996, 1997).