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Measurement of minute objects with a micrometer.

mi′cro·met′ric (mī′krō-mĕt′rĭk), mi′cro·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
mi′cro·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
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Summary: Microencapsulation can also be used to enclose solids, liquids, or gases inside a micrometric wall made of hard or soft soluble film, in order to reduce dosing frequency and prevent the degradation of pharmaceuticals.[1] In a relatively simple form, a microcapsule is a small sphere with a uniform wall around it.
This software was calibrated using a micrometric slide that was photographed at the same microscopy configurations used for the sample slides.
In micrometric studies number of intact hepatocytes, diameter of hepatocyte and diameter of nucleus were analyzed.
In micrometric study, the mean cross sectional area of glomeruli was found reduced significantly in group DI(2043u2)and DII(14287.6u2) as compared to control group C (37565.55u2) while a significant increase was observed for group DIII(21846.1 u2) and DIV(21731.9 u2) as compared to groups DI and DII.
Lamellar thickness was measured by anterior OCT on a Visante OCT device (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany), which is a non-invasive, non-contact imaging method that provides a high micrometric resolution of eye tissue sections.
All composites are mainly composed of micrometric particles with a few submicronic ones, as reported by Ferreira et al.
It is driven by a retrograde mechanism with a micrometric rack, also patented, which optimises operation while reducing the amount of required space.