microanalysis

noun

mi·​cro·​anal·​y·​sis ˌmī-krō-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce microanalysis (audio)
: chemical analysis on a small or minute scale that usually requires special, very sensitive, or small-scale apparatus
microanalyst noun
microanalytical adjective
or less commonly microanalytic

Examples of microanalysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the great joys in studying metamorphic rocks lies in microanalysis of their minerals. Matthew J. Kohn, Discover Magazine, 15 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microanalysis was in 1912

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“Microanalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microanalysis. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

microanalysis

noun
mi·​cro·​anal·​y·​sis ˌmī-krō-ə-ˈnal-ə-səs How to pronounce microanalysis (audio)
plural microanalyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce microanalysis (audio)
: chemical analysis on a small or minute scale that usually requires special, very sensitive, or small-scale apparatus compare macroanalysis
microanalytical adjective
also microanalytic
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