macrostructure

[ mak-roh-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈmæk roʊˌstrʌk tʃər /

noun

the gross structure of a metal, as made visible to the naked eye by deep etching.
an overall organizational scheme, as of a complex piece of writing.
any overall structure, as a gross anatomical part.

Nearby words

  1. macrosociology,
  2. macrosomia,
  3. macrosporangium,
  4. macrospore,
  5. macrostomia,
  6. macrotia,
  7. macrotous,
  8. macruran,
  9. macrurous,
  10. macula

Origin of macrostructure

First recorded in 1915–20; macro- + structure

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