[ mahy-krog-ruh-fee ]
/ maɪˈkrɒg rə fi /


the description or delineation of microscopic objects.
examination or study with the microscope (opposed to macrography).
the technique or practice of using the microscope.
the art or practice of writing in very small characters.

Nearby words

  1. microgram,
  2. micrograph,
  3. micrographia,
  4. micrographic,
  5. micrographics,
  6. microgravity,
  7. microgreens ,
  8. microgroove,
  9. microgyria,
  10. microhabitat

Origin of micrography

First recorded in 1650–60; micro- + -graphy

Related formsmi·crog·ra·pher, nounmi·cro·graph·ic [mahy-kruh-graf-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for micrography


/ (maɪˈkrɒɡrəfɪ) /


the description, study, drawing, or photography of microscopic objects
the technique of using a microscope
the art or practice of writing in minute characters
Derived Formsmicrographer, nounmicrographic (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡræfɪk), adjectivemicrographically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for micrography



1650s, "description of microscopic objects," from micro- + -graphy. From 1899 as "art of writing in very small letters."

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