fine structure

noun

Definition of fine structure 

: microscopic structure of a biological entity or one of its parts especially as studied in preparations for the electron microscope

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fine structural adjective

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The bill requires dirt, sand and rock quarry operations across the state to register with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and created a fine structure for companies that did not follow the requirements. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Local, state officials eye funding for flood mitigation projects," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of fine structure

1867, in the meaning defined above

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fine structure

noun

Medical Definition of fine structure 

: microscopic structure of a biological entity or one of its parts especially as studied in preparations for the electron microscope

Other Words from fine structure

fine structural adjective

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