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MICR

abbreviation

Definition of MICR

  1. magnetic ink character recognition




micr-

combining form

Definition of micr-

  1. 1 a :  small :  minute <microcapsule> b :  used for or involving minute quantities or variations <microbarograph>

  2. 2 :  one millionth (10-6) part of <microgram>

  3. 3 a :  using microscopy <microdissection> :  used in microscopy b :  revealed by or discernible only by microscopic examination <microorganism>

  4. 4 :  abnormally small <microcyte>

  5. 5 :  of or relating to a small area <microclimate>

  6. 6 :  employed in or connected with microphotographing or microfilming <microcopy>



Variants of micr-

or micro-

Origin of micr-

Middle English micro-, from Latin, from Greek mikr-, mikro-, from mikros, smikros small, short; perhaps akin to Old English smēalīc careful, exquisite


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