a very small mechanical device; tiny motors fabricated along with integrated circuit “brains” on individual silicon chips
[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).
[mahy-kroh-ri-leef] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ rɪˈlif/ noun 1. surface features of the earth of small dimensions, commonly less than 50 feet (15 meters).
[mahy-kroh-ree-pruh-duhk-shuh n] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌri prəˈdʌk ʃən/ noun 1. a photographic image too small to be read by the unaided eye. 2. the technique of producing such images.
microrespirometer mi·cro·res·pi·rom·e·ter (mī’krō-rěs’pə-rŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An apparatus for measuring the utilization of oxygen by small numbers of isolated tissues or cells.