Pronunciation: (mī-krom'i-tur), [key]
1. any of various devices for measuring minute distances, angles, etc., as in connection with a telescope or microscope.
2. Also called mike, microm'eter cal'iper. a precision instrument with a spindle moved by a finely threaded screw, for the measurement of thicknesses and short lengths, commonly used by machinists for turning shafts or boring holes. Also, esp. Brit.,mi•crom'e•tre.
Pronunciation: (mī'krō-mē"tur), [key]
micron (def. 1).
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