microprobe

noun
mi·​cro·​probe | \ ˈmī-krə-ˌprōb How to pronounce microprobe (audio) \

Definition of microprobe

: a device for microanalysis that operates by exciting radiation in a minute area of material so that the composition may be determined from the emission spectrum

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Recent Examples on the Web Adding an ion microprobe means taking off something else. G. Ryan Faith, Wired, "NASA’s Epic Gamble to Get Martian Dirt Back to Earth," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of microprobe

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Microprobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microprobe. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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microprobe

noun
mi·​cro·​probe | \ -ˌprōb How to pronounce microprobe (audio) \

Medical Definition of microprobe

: a device for microanalysis that operates by exciting radiation in a minute area or volume of material so that the composition may be determined from the emission spectrum

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