microparticle

noun
mi·​cro·​par·​ti·​cle | \ -ˈpär-ti-kəl How to pronounce microparticle (audio) \

Definition of microparticle

: a very small particle especially : one that is microscopic in size

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This matters because nature doesn't necessarily arrange those microparticles randomly; there can be clumps, for instance, or the properties of certain materials would cause particles to be arranged fairly evenly apart. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New software will let artists control how light interacts with objects," 30 Nov. 2018 The microparticles in the robots themselves have only a weak magnetic field, and the fields that are applied to active the robot are no more dangerous than those experienced during an MRI. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "These Soft, Magnetic Robots May One Day Crawl Inside Your Body," 13 June 2018 And after burial in a bog for a few thousand years, hair is often fatally contaminated with dust and microparticles. Christian Als, Smithsonian, "Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets," 29 May 2017 And after burial in a bog for a few thousand years, hair is often fatally contaminated with dust and microparticles. Christian Als, Smithsonian, "Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets," 29 May 2017 And after burial in a bog for a few thousand years, hair is often fatally contaminated with dust and microparticles. Christian Als, Smithsonian, "Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets," 29 May 2017 And after burial in a bog for a few thousand years, hair is often fatally contaminated with dust and microparticles. Christian Als, Smithsonian, "Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets," 29 May 2017 And after burial in a bog for a few thousand years, hair is often fatally contaminated with dust and microparticles. Christian Als, Smithsonian, "Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets," 29 May 2017 And after burial in a bog for a few thousand years, hair is often fatally contaminated with dust and microparticles. Christian Als, Smithsonian, "Europe’s Famed Bog Bodies Are Starting to Reveal Their Secrets," 2 May 2017

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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