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macrostructure

[mak-roh-struhk-cher] /ˈmæk roʊˌstrʌk tʃər/
noun
1.
the gross structure of a metal, as made visible to the naked eye by deep etching.
2.
an overall organizational scheme, as of a complex piece of writing.
3.
any overall structure, as a gross anatomical part.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; macro- + structure
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