noun, plural mi·crons, mi·cra [mahy-kruh] /ˈmaɪ krə/.
Origin of micron
Examples from the Web for micron
Most of the particles generated by burning wood are smaller than one micron—a size believed to be most damaging to our lungs.The Fireplace Delusion: A Metaphor for Religious Belief|Sam Harris|February 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But with the destruction of the planet an almost certainty, the collective nervous system was just one micron away from explosion.Alien Offer|Al Sevcik
The man who studies bacteria measures by the micron, 25,000 of which go to the inch.Rustic Sounds|Francis Darwin
Their size is measured by the unit used in the microscope, called the micron, which is about 1⁄25000 of one inch.Foods and Household Management|Helen Kinne
This unit is the one-thousandth part of a millimeter and is called the micro-millimeter or micron.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for micron
noun plural -crons or -cra (-krə)
Word Origin for micron
Word Origin and History for micron
"one millionth of a meter," 1892, coined 1880 in French from Greek mikron, neuter of mikros "small" (see mica).