photomicrograph

noun

pho·​to·​mi·​cro·​graph ˌfō-tə-ˈmī-krə-ˌgraf How to pronounce photomicrograph (audio)
: a photograph of a microscope image
photomicrographic adjective
photomicrography noun

Examples of photomicrograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Delicate hooks on the agrimony seed in this photomicrograph snare the fur of passing animals (or your socks) to move to greener pastures. Discover Magazine, 29 June 2010 This photomicrograph reveals the disposition of axons that regulate the contraction of certain muscles. Discover Magazine, 26 Oct. 2010 This photomicrograph depicts a close view of the posterior end of a Wuchereria bancrofti microfilaria, a leading cause for human lymphatic filariasis. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2022 This photomicrograph depicts leukemia cells that contain Epstein Barr virus using an FA staining technique, 1972. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 13 Jan. 2022 This image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a photomicrograph of Neisseria meningitidis. Washington Post, 8 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photomicrograph was in 1858

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“Photomicrograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photomicrograph. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

photomicrograph

noun
pho·​to·​mi·​cro·​graph ˌfōt-ə-ˈmī-krə-ˌgraf How to pronounce photomicrograph (audio)
: a photograph of a microscope image

Medical Definition

photomicrograph

noun
pho·​to·​mi·​cro·​graph ˌfōt-ə-ˈmī-krə-ˌgraf How to pronounce photomicrograph (audio)
: a photograph of a microscope image

called also microphotograph

photomicrographic adjective
photomicrographically adverb
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