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microanalysis

[ mahy-kroh-uh-nal-uh-sis ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ əˈnæl ə sɪs /
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noun, plural mi·cro·a·nal·y·ses [mahy-kroh-uh-nal-uh-seez]. /ˌmaɪ kroʊ əˈnæl əˌsiz/.

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 1855–60; micro- + analysis

OTHER WORDS FROM microanalysis

mi·cro·an·a·lyst [mahy-kroh-an-l-ist], /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈæn l ɪst/, nounmi·cro·an·a·lyt·i·cal [mahy-kroh-an-l-it-i-kuhl], /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌæn lˈɪt ɪ kəl/, mi·cro·an·a·lyt·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microanalysis

microanalysis
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊəˈnælɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

the qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of very small amounts of substances

Derived forms of microanalysis

microanalyst (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈænəlɪst), nounmicroanalytic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˌænəˈlɪtɪk) or microanalytical, adjective
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