microbalance

[ mahy-kruh-bal-uh ns ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌbæl əns /

noun Chemistry.

a balance for weighing minute quantities of material.

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Origin of microbalance

First recorded in 1900–05; micro- + balance
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Example sentences from the Web for microbalance

  • 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

a precision balance designed to weigh quantities between 10 –6 and 10 –9 kilogram
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