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micrography

[mahy-krog-ruh-fee] /maɪˈkrɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the description or delineation of microscopic objects.
2.
examination or study with the microscope (opposed to macrography).
3.
the technique or practice of using the microscope.
4.
the art or practice of writing in very small characters.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; micro- + -graphy
Related forms
micrographer, noun
micrographic
[mahy-kruh-graf-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micrography

micrography

/maɪˈkrɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the description, study, drawing, or photography of microscopic objects
2.
the technique of using a microscope
3.
the art or practice of writing in minute characters
Derived Forms
micrographer, noun
micrographic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡræfɪk) adjective
micrographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for micrography
n.

1650s, "description of microscopic objects," from micro- + -graphy. From 1899 as "art of writing in very small letters."

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