What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[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.
Origin of micrograph
1870-75; micro- + -graph Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for micrograph
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis under scanning electron micrograph.
  • Clostridium difficile, seen in a colorized micrograph, produces a toxin that can cause intestinal disease.
  • The scanning electron micrograph of the ash particle reminds me of similar pictures of regolith.
  • micrograph of a low malignant mucinous ovarian tumor.
  • Each challenge is accompanied by a critique which provides the approved interpretation of each challenge micrograph.
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
micrograph in Science
A drawing or photograph taken from an image formed by a microscope.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for micrograph

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for micrograph

Scrabble Words With Friends