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microstructure

[mahy-kroh-struhk-cher] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌstrʌk tʃər/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
the structure of a metal or alloy as observed, after etching and polishing, under a high degree of magnification.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; micro- + structure
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microstructure

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌstrʌktʃə/
noun
1.
structure on a microscopic scale, esp the structure of an alloy as observed by etching, polishing, and observation under a microscope
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