micropore

noun
mi·​cro·​pore | \ˈmī-krə-ˌpȯr \

Definition of micropore 

: a very fine pore

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Other Words from micropore

microporosity \-​pə-​ˈrä-​sə-​tē, -​pȯ-​ \ noun
microporous \ˌmī-​krə-​ˈpȯr-​əs \ adjective

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In a similar vein, the ceiling is lined with Majilite Nytek vinyl, a porous material that breathes by transmitting moisture vapor through billions of tiny micropores. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Luxury camper van can go off grid for days," 6 Apr. 2018 As expected, the acid dissolved the calcite, leaving nothing but a weakened black sponge full of micropores. Laura G. Shields, Science | AAAS, "Did air pollution cause a deadly Chinese landslide?," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of micropore

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of micropore was in 1884

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