microinjection

noun

mi·​cro·​in·​jec·​tion ˌmī-krō-in-ˈjek-shən How to pronounce microinjection (audio)
: injection under the microscope
specifically : injection by means of a micropipette into a tissue or a single cell
microinject transitive verb

Examples of microinjection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was soon largely replaced by electroporation, cationic lipids, viral capsids, and microinjection. Juergen Eckhardt and George Church, STAT, 1 Feb. 2023 Previously, gene-editing of insects required a microinjection into early embryos. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 18 May 2022 Down the hall from worm world, Levin showed me the lab’s microinjection room. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 Enter the intracranial microinjection instrument (IMI) developed by Miles Cunningham and his colleagues at Harvard. Craig W. Stevens, The Conversation, 5 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microinjection was in 1921

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“Microinjection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microinjection. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

microinjection

noun
mi·​cro·​in·​jec·​tion ˌmī-krō-in-ˈjek-shən How to pronounce microinjection (audio)
: injection under the microscope
specifically : injection especially by a micropipette into a tissue or a single cell
microinject transitive verb
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