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mikron

[mahy-kron]
noun, plural mi·krons, mi·kra [mahy-kruh] /ˈmaɪ krə/.
  1. micron.
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micron

or mi·kron

[mahy-kron]
noun, plural mi·crons, mi·cra [mahy-kruh] /ˈmaɪ krə/.
  1. Also called micrometer. the millionth part of a meter. Symbol: μ, mu
  2. Physical Chemistry. a colloidal particle whose diameter is between 0.2 and 10 microns.
  3. Physics. a very small unit of pressure, equal to that exerted by a column of mercury 1μ high.
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Origin of micron

1880–85; < Greek mīkrón a little, noun use of neuter singular of mīkrós small; see -on1
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Historical Examples

  • Pg 78Greek text Eita mikron mikr, kinoumenon kinoumen periplaken ouk euthys apopalletai.

    On the Natural Faculties

    Galen


British Dictionary definitions for mikron

micron

noun plural -crons or -cra (-krə)
  1. a unit of length equal to 10 –6 metre. It is being replaced by the micrometre, the equivalent SI unit
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Greek mikros small
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Word Origin and History for mikron

micron

n.

"one millionth of a meter," 1892, coined 1880 in French from Greek mikron, neuter of mikros "small" (see mica).

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mikron in Medicine

mikron

(mīkrŏn′)
n.
  1. Variant ofmicron
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micron

n. pl. mi•crons
  1. micrometer2
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mikron in Science

micron

[mīkrŏn′]
  1. See micrometer2.
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