mi·​cro·​graph | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌgraf How to pronounce micrograph (audio) \

Definition of micrograph

: a graphic reproduction of the image of an object formed by a microscope

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Other Words from micrograph

micrograph transitive verb

Examples of micrograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of their full-throated defense in U.S. District Court that same year, NHL lawyers attempted to subpoena every available medical record, photograph and micrograph from the bank’s then-approximately 400 brains. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Hockey Players Are the Next Frontier in Head Trauma Research," 7 May 2018 This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a scanning electron micrograph of multiple round bumps of the HIV-1 virus on a cell surface. Washington Post, "Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs," 24 July 2017 Corey showed me another electron micrograph, from the ear of a mouse that had been exposed for two hours to sound as intense as that experienced by someone using a chainsaw. David Owen, The New Yorker, "High-Tech Hope for the Hard of Hearing," 23 Mar. 2017 This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of the Escherichia coli bacteria. Washington Post, "Research shows aggressive treatment of sepsis can save lives," 22 May 2017 The image was an electron micrograph of a mouse hair cell, which measures about one-five-thousandth of an inch across and is structurally similar to a human one. David Owen, The New Yorker, "High-Tech Hope for the Hard of Hearing," 23 Mar. 2017 A false-color scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a blood clot protruding from an arterial entrance in a heart chamber. Jessica Firger, Newsweek, "How 3D Printing Can Help Mend a Broken Heart," 17 June 2017 Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images This colorized scanning electron micrograph, SEM, depicted a flagellated Vibrio vulnificus bacterium; Magnified 26367x. Katie Hall, ajc, "Doctor answers 6 questions about flesh-eating bacteria," 5 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of micrograph

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of micrograph was in 1869

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“Micrograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micrograph. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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mi·​cro·​graph | \ -ˌgraf How to pronounce micrograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of micrograph

1 : a graphic reproduction (as a photograph) of the image of an object formed by a microscope
2 : an instrument for measuring minute movements by magnifying and recording photographically the corresponding vibrations of a diaphragm moving in unison with the original object

Other Words from micrograph

micrograph transitive verb

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