micropore

noun
mi·​cro·​pore | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌpȯr How to pronounce micropore (audio) \

Definition of micropore

: a very fine pore

Other Words from micropore

microporosity \ ˌmī-​krə-​pə-​ˈrä-​sə-​tē How to pronounce micropore (audio) , -​pȯ-​ \ noun
microporous \ ˌmī-​krə-​ˈpȯr-​əs How to pronounce micropore (audio) \ adjective

Examples of micropore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 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, 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of micropore

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Micropore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropore. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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