microbar

[ mahy-kruh-bahr ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌbɑr /

noun

a centimeter-gram-second unit of pressure, equal to one millionth of a bar; one dyne per square centimeter.

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Origin of microbar

First recorded in 1915–20; micro- + bar3
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Scientific definitions for microbar

microbar
[ mīkrō-bär′ ]

A unit of pressure equal to one millionth (10-6) of a bar.
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