microprobe

[ mahy-kruh-prohb ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌproʊb /

noun

Chemistry, Spectroscopy. a device used to excite radiation by a material in order to determine chemical or elemental composition from the emission spectrum produced.
Surgery. a miniature probe for use in microsurgery.

Nearby words

  1. micropore,
  2. microporous,
  3. micropower,
  4. microprint,
  5. microprism,
  6. microprocessor,
  7. microprogram,
  8. microprogramming,
  9. microprojector,
  10. micropropagation

Origin of microprobe

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + probe

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