microelectrode mi·cro·e·lec·trode (mī’krō-ĭ-lěk’trōd’)
A very small electrode, often used to study electrical characteristics of living cells and tissues.
- Microelectromechanical system
hardware (MEMS) The integration of mechanical structures (moving parts) with microelectronics. MEMS devices are “custom” designed for a purpose which requires a mechanical action to be controlled by a computer. Applications include sensors, medical devices, process controls. (http://mems.mcnc.org/). See also nanotechnology. (1999-03-25)
adjective pertaining to a component or system which uses microscopic electronics, esp. in computer chips; also, pertaining to integrated mechanical parts and microelectronics Examples Sensors are often microelectromechanical.
[mahy-kroh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, -ˌi lɛk-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the technology dealing with the design, development, and construction of electronic systems utilizing extremely small elements, especially solid-state devices employing microminiaturization. /ˌmaɪkrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of electronics concerned with microcircuits n. 1960, from micro- + […]
[mahy-kroh-i-lek-troh-fuh-ree-sis] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪˌlɛk troʊ fəˈri sɪs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any of several techniques for observing, by means of a microscope or an ultramicroscope, the of minute surface particles.