[ mahy-kruh-foh-tuh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˌmaɪ krəˈfoʊ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


a small photograph requiring optical enlargement to render it visible in detail.
a photomicrograph.

Origin of microphotograph

First recorded in 1855–60; micro- + photograph

OTHER WORDS FROM microphotograph

mi·cro·pho·to·graph·ic [mahy-kruh-foh-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌmaɪ krəˌfoʊ təˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivemi·cro·pho·tog·ra·phy [mahy-kroh-fuh-tog-ruh-fee] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ fəˈtɒg rə fi/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microphotograph

/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfəʊtəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


a photograph in which the image is greatly reduced and therefore requires optical enlargement for viewing purposes
a less common name for microcopy, photomicrograph (def. 1)

Derived forms of microphotograph

microphotographic, adjectivemicrophotography (ˌmaɪkrəʊfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for microphotograph

[ mī′krō-fōtə-grăf′ ]


A photograph requiring magnification for viewing.
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