[ mahy-kroh-muh-nip-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ məˌnɪp yəˈleɪ ʃən /


the technique of performing mechanical operations under high magnification through the use of specialized tools.

Origin of micromanipulation

First recorded in 1920–25; micro- + manipulation
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Medicine definitions for micromanipulation


[ mī′krō-mə-nĭp′yə-lāshən ]


The manipulation of minute instruments and needles under a microscope in order to perform delicate procedures, such as microsurgery.
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