[ foh-tuh-mahy-kruh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈmaɪ krəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /


a photograph taken through a microscope.


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Origin of photomicrograph

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + micrograph

OTHER WORDS FROM photomicrograph

pho·to·mi·crog·ra·phy [foh-tuh-mahy-krog-ruh-fee] /ˌfoʊ tə maɪˈkrɒg rə fi/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for photomicrograph

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈmaɪkrəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


a photograph of a microscope imageSometimes called: microphotograph
a less common name for microphotograph (def. 1)

Derived forms of photomicrograph

photomicrographer (ˌfəʊtəʊmaɪˈkrɒɡrəfə), nounphotomicrographic (ˌfəʊtəʊˌmaɪkrəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivephotomicrographically, adverbphotomicrography, noun
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Medical definitions for photomicrograph

[ fō′tō-mīkrə-grăf′ ]


A photograph made through a microscope.microphotograph


To photograph an object through a microscope.

Other words from photomicrograph

pho′to•mi′cro•graphic adj.pho′to•mi•crogra•phy (-mī-krŏgrə-fē) n.
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Scientific definitions for photomicrograph

[ fō′tō-mīkrə-grăf′ ]

A photograph made through a microscope.
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