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[mahy-kruh-graf, -grahf] /ˈmaɪ krəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
an instrument for executing extremely minute writing or engraving.
Optics. a photograph taken through a microscope or a drawing of an object as seen through a microscope.
1870-75; micro- + -graph Unabridged
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  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis under scanning electron micrograph.
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  • The scanning electron micrograph of the ash particle reminds me of similar pictures of regolith.
  • micrograph of a low malignant mucinous ovarian tumor.
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  • Scanning electron micrograph of an untreated wool fiber.
  • In the upper left of the figure, there is an optical micrograph of concrete.
British Dictionary definitions for micrograph


/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
a photograph or drawing of an object as viewed through a microscope
an instrument or machine for producing very small writing or engraving
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micrograph in Medicine

micrograph mi·cro·graph (mī'krə-grāf')

  1. A drawing or photographic reproduction of an object as viewed through a microscope.

  2. An instrument for measuring minute movements by recording photographically corresponding movements registered by a diaphragm moving in unison with the original object.

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micrograph in Science
A drawing or photograph taken from an image formed by a microscope.
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