microvolt

[ mahy-kruh-vohlt ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌvoʊlt /

noun Electricity.

a unit of electromotive force or potential difference equal to one millionth of a volt. Symbol: μV, μv

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Origin of microvolt

First recorded in 1865–70; micro- + volt1
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