mi·​cro·​ti·​ter ˈmī-krō-ˌtī-tər How to pronounce microtiter (audio)
: a titer determined by microanalytical titration
usually used attributively
a microtiter assay

Examples of microtiter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To save space in the laboratory, the researchers decided to create two kinds of growing conditions for the common soil bacterium Bacillus licheniformis using a single microtiter plate—a plastic tray with 96 little wells. Joseph Calamia, Discover Magazine, 18 Aug. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microtiter was in 1961

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“Microtiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microtiter. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


variants or British microtitre
: a titer determined by microtitration
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