millimicron

[mil-uh-mahy-kron]

noun, plural mil·li·mi·crons, mil·li·mi·cra [mil-uh-mahy-kruh] /ˈmɪl əˌmaɪ krə/.

a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a micron; one-billionth of a meter. Symbol: mμ

Nearby words

  1. millilux,
  2. millime,
  3. millimeter,
  4. millimetre,
  5. millimetric,
  6. millimole,
  7. milline,
  8. milliner,
  9. millinery,
  10. milling

Compare nanometer.

Origin of millimicron

First recorded in 1900–05; milli- + micron

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British Dictionary definitions for millimicron

millimicron

noun

an obsolete name for a nanometre; one millionth of a millimetre
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Medicine definitions for millimicron

millimicron

[mĭlə-mī′krŏn]

n.

A unit of length that is equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a micrometer or one billionth (10-9) of a meter; nanometer.

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