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1. A photograph requiring magnification for viewing.
2. A photograph on microfilm.

mi′cro·pho′to·graph′ic adj.
mi′cro·pho·tog′ra·pher (-fə-tŏg′rə-fər) n.
mi′cro·pho·tog′ra·phy (-rə-fē) n.
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(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfəʊtəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf)
1. (Photography) a photograph in which the image is greatly reduced and therefore requires optical enlargement for viewing purposes
2. (Photography) a less common name for microcopy, photomicrograph1
ˌmicroˌphotoˈgraphic adj
microphotography n
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(ˌmaɪ krəˈfoʊ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

2. a small photograph requiring optical enlargement to render it visible in detail.
mi`cro•pho`to•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
mi`cro•pho•tog′ra•phy (-kroʊ fəˈtɒg rə fi) n.
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CONCLUSION: In the present study we could present the microphotographic appearance of developing thymus in fetuses of 6th week to full term gestation.
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