submicron

adjective
sub·​mi·​cron | \ ˌsəb-ˈmī-ˌkrän How to pronounce submicron (audio) \

Definition of submicron

1 : being less than a micron in a (specified) measurement and especially in diameter a submicron particle
2 : having or consisting of submicron particles a submicron metal powder

Examples of submicron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That device gathered information about sperm movement at the level of submicron resolution, smaller than one-millionth of a meter. Courtney Sexton, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of submicron

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Submicron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submicron. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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submicron

adjective
sub·​mi·​cron | \ -ˈmī-ˌkrän How to pronounce submicron (audio) \

Medical Definition of submicron

1 : being less than a micron in a (specified) measurement and especially in diameter a submicron particle
2 : having or consisting of submicron particles submicron aerosols

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