macrostructure

[mak-roh-struhk-cher]
noun
  1. the gross structure of a metal, as made visible to the naked eye by deep etching.
  2. an overall organizational scheme, as of a complex piece of writing.
  3. any overall structure, as a gross anatomical part.

Origin of macrostructure

First recorded in 1915–20; macro- + structure
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