micromanipulation

noun

mi·​cro·​ma·​nip·​u·​la·​tion ˌmī-krō-mə-ˌni-pyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce micromanipulation (audio)
: the technique or practice of manipulating cells or tissues

Examples of micromanipulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In that short moment, countless micromanipulations instantly and seamlessly coordinated to complete the task. IEEE Spectrum, 19 July 2021 The paper, published in Advanced Materials, describes spermbots' potential future use for micromanipulation, like drilling itty bitty holes in tissues inside the body, or fixing cancer cells. Breanna Draxler, Discover Magazine, 13 Dec. 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of micromanipulation was in 1921

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“Micromanipulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micromanipulation. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

micromanipulation

noun
mi·​cro·​ma·​nip·​u·​la·​tion ˌmī-krō-mə-ˌnip-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce micromanipulation (audio)
: the technique or practice of manipulating cells or tissues (as by microdissection or microinjection)
micromanipulate transitive verb
micromanipulated; micromanipulating

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