microstructure

[ mahy-kroh-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌstrʌk tʃər /

noun Metallurgy.

the structure of a metal or alloy as observed, after etching and polishing, under a high degree of magnification.

Nearby words

  1. microstate,
  2. microstethoscope,
  3. microstomatous,
  4. microstomia,
  5. microstress,
  6. microsurgery,
  7. microsuture,
  8. microswitch,
  9. microsyringe,
  10. microteaching

Origin of microstructure

First recorded in 1880–85; micro- + structure

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British Dictionary definitions for microstructure

microstructure

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌstrʌktʃə) /

noun

structure on a microscopic scale, esp the structure of an alloy as observed by etching, polishing, and observation under a microscope
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