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micrology

[mahy-krol-uh-jee] /maɪˈkrɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
excessive attention to petty details or distinctions.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek mīkrología minute discussion, frivolity. See micro-, -logy
Related forms
micrological
[mahy-kruh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmaɪ krəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
micrologic, adjective
micrologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for micrological

micrology

n.

"hair splitting, exaggerated attention to petty things," 1650s, from Greek mikrologia "pettiness, care for trifles," from micros (see micro-) + -logia (see -logy).

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