microplate

noun
micro·​plate | \ "+ˌ \

Definition of microplate

: a small movable segment of the earth's lithosphere much smaller than an ordinary tectonic plate

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First Known Use of microplate

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microplate

micr- + plate entry 1

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“Microplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microplate. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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