[mahy-kruh-foh-tuh-graf, -grahf]


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

Origin of microphotograph

First recorded in 1855–60; micro- + photograph
Related formsmi·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 microphotography



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 Formsmicrophotographic, adjectivemicrophotography (ˌmaɪkrəʊfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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microphotography in Medicine




A photograph requiring magnification for viewing.
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