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nanometer

[nan-uh-mee-ter, ney-nuh-]
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noun
  1. one billionth of a meter. Abbreviation: nm
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Origin of nanometer

First recorded in 1960–65; nano- + meter1
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Word Origin and History for nanometer

n.

also nanometre, 1963, from nano- + meter (n.2).

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nanometer in Medicine

nanometer

(nănə-mē′tər)
n.
  1. One billionth (10-9) of a meter.
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nanometer

[nănə-mē′tər]
  1. One billionth (10-9) of a meter.
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