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micro-

(word root) small
Examples of words with the root micro-: microscope
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micro-

or micr-
pref.
1.
a. Small: microcircuit.
b. Abnormally small: microcephaly.
c. Requiring or involving microscopy: microsurgery.
2. One millionth (10-6): microampere.

[Greek mīkro-, from mīkros, small.]
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micro-

or

micr-

combining form
1. small or minute: microspore.
2. (Biology) involving the use of a microscope: micrography.
3. (Tools) indicating a method or instrument for dealing with small quantities: micrometer.
4. (Biology) indicating a method or instrument for dealing with small quantities: micrometer.
5. (Pathology) (in pathology) indicating abnormal smallness or underdevelopment: microcephaly; microcyte. Compare macro-2
6. (Units) denoting 10–6: microsecond. Symbol: μ
[from Greek mikros small]
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mi•cro

(ˈmaɪ kroʊ)

adj., n., pl. -cros. adj.
1. extremely small.
2. minute in scope or capability.
n.
[1965–70 micro-]

micro-

a combining form with the meanings “small” (microgamete), “small in comparison with others of its kind” (microcapsule), “too small to be seen by the unaided eye” (microorganism), “dealing with minute organisms, structures, or quantities” (microanalysis), “localized, restricted in scope or area” (microhabitat), “(of a discipline) focusing on a restricted area” (microeconomics), “containing or dealing with texts that require enlargement to be read” (microfilm), “one millionth” (microgram).
Also, esp. before a vowel,micr-.
[< Greek: from mīkrós small]
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micro-

1. A prefix that means:
2. Small, as in microorganism, a very small organism.
3. One millionth, as in microgram, one millionth of a gram.
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micro-

A prefix meaning one millionth; e.g., a microliter is a unit of volume equal to one millionth of a liter.
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Translations

micro-

prefmikro-, Mikro-
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micro-

(maikrəu)
1. very small. micro computer; microprint; micro-organism.
2. one millionth part. microvolt (= one millionth of a volt).
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References in periodicals archive ?
Erst mit dichten empirischen Untersuchungen gelinge es, konkrete Verflechtungen aufzu zeigen und die Trennung von Mikro- und Makroebene aufzuheben.
Tolesneje analizeje nebus gilinamasi i turinio ir kokybes veiksnius (mikro-), o analizuojami tik socialiniu bei ekonominiu reiskiniu ir teatro paklausos sarysiai (makro-).
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ra44482a aHSG-IMIT - Institut fur Mikro- und Informationstechnik, Georges-Koehler-Allee 103, 79110 Freiburg, GermanybFreiburg Materials Research Centre (FMF), Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Stefan-Meier-Str.