a fear of microscopic or small things, esp. germs
[mahy-kruh-fohn] /ˈmaɪ krəˌfoʊn/ noun 1. an instrument capable of transforming sound waves into changes in electric currents or voltage, used in recording or transmitting sound. /ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn/ noun 1. a device used in sound-reproduction systems for converting sound into electrical energy, usually by means of a ribbon or diaphragm set into motion by the sound waves. […]
[mahy-kruh-fon-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈfɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or in the nature of a . 2. Electronics. tending to or capable of exhibiting microphonism. /ˌmaɪkrəˈfɒnɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to microphones 2. (of valves or other electronic components) unusually sensitive to incident sound or mechanical shock
microphonia mi·cro·pho·ni·a (mī’krō-fō’nē-ə) or mi·croph·o·ny (mī-krŏf’ə-nē) n. Weakness of voice.
[mahy-kruh-foh-niz-uh m] /ˈmaɪ krəˌfoʊ nɪz əm/ noun, Electronics. 1. a usually undesirable property of some electronic circuits or components in which mechanical vibrations of a component affect the signal being transmitted through the circuit.