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microbalance

[mahy-kruh-bal-uh ns] /ˈmaɪ krəˌbæl əns/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a balance for weighing minute quantities of material.
Origin of microbalance
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; micro- + balance
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  • Its "microbalance" can estimate "the difference of weight of the order of the millionth of a milligram."

    The Breath of Life John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for microbalance

microbalance

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌbæləns/
noun
1.
a precision balance designed to weigh quantities between 10–6 and 10–9 kilogram
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