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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.


(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


(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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Instrumentation: Microscopes, measuring equipment, microphotographic equipment, microtomes
According to the interweb, microfilm was patented by Rene Dragon, who went on to begin the first commercial enterprise manufacturing and selling microphotographic trinkets.
It is stated that this network expansion may be very extensive; however the microphotographic records thereof show much more discreet FDC proliferation instances.
The mineral composition and mineral assemblage, with emphasis on textural relationships between mineral phases, were established in an Olympus BX-51 trinocular microscope, and the photomicrographs were taken using a high resolution Nikon microphotographic system of 5.5 Megapixels and software Nikon NIS-Elements Br.
CONCLUSION: In the present study we could present the microphotographic appearance of developing thymus in fetuses of 6th week to full term gestation.
The thin section for microscopic analysis was performed at the Sample Preparation Laboratory of the School of Geology; the mineralogical and petrographic analysis of the sample was performed in a Nikon (Labophot2-POL) transmitted light microscope with trinocular viewing to establish the modal percentage of mineral constituents and mineral assemblages, with emphasis on textural relationships between mineral phases; photographs were taken with a NIKON AFX-DX microphotographic system at the Research Group in Basic and Applied Geology of the School of Geology.
Slides were viewed under a light microscope at 400x magnification (Olympus BX50 Microphotographic System, Japan).
The recent donation of a photomicroscopy Dino-Eye eyepiece camera with a 30-mm C-mount adapter (BigC Dino-Lite Digital Microscope, Torrance, California) allowed microphotographic images of more-recent cases.