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micrology

[ mahy-krol-uh-jee ]
/ maɪˈkrɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

excessive attention to petty details or distinctions.

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Origin of micrology

First recorded in 1650–60, micrology is from the Greek word mīkrología minute discussion, frivolity. See micro-, -logy
mi·cro·log·i·cal [mahy-kruh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌmaɪ krəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, mi·cro·log·ic, adjectivemi·crol·o·gist, noun
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