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micronize

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verb mi·cron·ize \ˈmī-krə-ˌnīz\

Definition of micronize

micronized

micronizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pulverize especially into particles a few micrometers in diameter



Origin and Etymology of micronize

micron


First Known Use: 1940


Medical Dictionary

micronize

transitive verb mi·cron·ize

Medical Definition of micronize

micronized

also British

micronised

;

micronizing

also British

micronising

  1. :  to pulverize extremely fine; especially :  to pulverize into particles a few microns in diameter <micronized graphite> <micronized penicillin>

micronization

also British

micronisation

\ˌmī-krə-nə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of micronize

also British

micronise

\ˈmī-krə-ˌnīz\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of micronize


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