mi·​cro·​pore ˈmī-krə-ˌpȯr How to pronounce micropore (audio)
: a very fine pore
microporosity noun
microporous 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

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of micropore was in 1884

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“Micropore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropore. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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