[ mahy-kruh-prohb ]

  1. Chemistry, Spectroscopy. a device used to excite radiation by a material in order to determine chemical or elemental composition from the emission spectrum produced.

  2. Surgery. a miniature probe for use in microsurgery.

Origin of microprobe

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + probe

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