Micrology



[mahy-krol-uh-jee] /maɪˈkrɒl ə dʒi/

noun
1.
excessive attention to petty details or distinctions.
n.

“hair splitting, exaggerated attention to petty things,” 1650s, from Greek mikrologia “pettiness, care for trifles,” from micros (see micro-) + -logia (see -logy).

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