micromethod

[ mahy-kruh-meth-uhd ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌmɛθ əd /

noun

the use of magnification, usually by using a microscope, for study or for performing mechanical operations on a very small scale.
the use of much smaller quantities for achieving test results than is standard for the procedure.

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Origin of micromethod

First recorded in 1915–20; micro- + method
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