(ŭl′trə-mĭn′ē-ə-cho͝or′, -chər, -mĭn′ə-)

ul′tra·min′i·a·tur·ize′ (-īz′) v.
ul′tra·min′i·a·tur·i·za′tion (-chə-rĭ-zā′shən) n.


extremely small


(sʌbˈmɪn i ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər, -ˈmɪn ə tʃər)
smaller than miniature, as certain electronic components.
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For the practical implementation of ultra-large integrated circuits, ultraminiature field microtransistors are being created.
A group of miniature 16-channel implantable stimulator modules that use its wireless electronic chips will deliver the patterned electrical stimulation to the user's brain through ultraminiature needle-like electrodes.
The ultraminiature light-weight Multicomp tactile switch, order code 9471898, with its inserted moulding in its contact prevents flux build-up during soldering, and permits auto-dipping.
C&K Components' KMTO Series of ultraminiature tactile switches offer IP68-rated sealing.
The GRF172 Centigrid[R] surface-mount relay is an ultraminiature hermetically sealed armature relay for 2.
Members of the G series of washable, ultraminiature.
The ML3 series of thru-beam subminiature photoelectric sensors provide response times faster than 1 millisecond with ultraminiature housings of 22mm x 8mm x 11 mm, making them ideal for space restricted applications.
The OFM/M series of medically approved ultraminiature open frame modular switching power supplies provides output over the 5 to 15W range.
Under the picture is the inscription, "This ultraminiature precision camera has been a favorite of spies around the world for years"
Ultraminiature versions of fuel/oxygen steam-power systems might be applied in portable power plants to cool protective suits required in polluted settings or in nuclear and biological warfare.
HEI is a manufacturer of ultraminiature microelectronic devices.
Some even thought that an organism within an egg might have eggs of its own with ultraminiature organisms within and still smaller eggs-and so on.