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1. The structure of an organism or object as revealed through microscopic examination.
2. A microscopic component, device, or system, especially one manufactured using MEMS.
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structure on a microscopic scale, esp the structure of an alloy as observed by etching, polishing, and observation under a microscope
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(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌstrʌk tʃər)

the structure of an etched and polished metal or alloy as observed under magnification.
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[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌstrʌktʃəʳ] Nmicroestructura f
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