[ mahy-kroh-uh-nal-uh-sis ]
/ 藢ma瑟 kro蕣 蓹藞n忙l 蓹 s瑟s /
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noun, plural mi路cro路a路nal路y路ses [mahy-kroh-uh-nal-uh-seez]. /藢ma瑟 kro蕣 蓹藞n忙l 蓹藢siz/.
Chemistry. the analysis of very small samples of substances.
the detailed analysis of a sphere of behavior, as of human communication.
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Origin of microanalysis

First recorded in 1855鈥60; micro- + analysis

OTHER WORDS FROM microanalysis

mi路cro路an路a路lyst [mahy-kroh-an-l-ist], /藢ma瑟 kro蕣藞忙n l 瑟st/, nounmi路cro路an路a路lyt路i路cal [mahy-kroh-an-l-it-i-kuhl], /藢ma瑟 kro蕣藢忙n l藞瑟t 瑟 k蓹l/, mi路cro路an路a路lyt路ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microanalysis

/ (藢ma瑟kr蓹蕣蓹藞n忙l瑟s瑟s) /

noun plural -ses (-藢si藧z)
the qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of very small amounts of substances

Derived forms of microanalysis

microanalyst (藢ma瑟kr蓹蕣藞忙n蓹l瑟st), nounmicroanalytic (藢ma瑟kr蓹蕣藢忙n蓹藞l瑟t瑟k) or microanalytical, adjective
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