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mi•cron



Pronunciation: (mī'kron), [key]
n.,
pl. -crons, -craPronunciation: (-kru). [key]

1. Also called micrometer. the millionth part of a meter. Symbol: μ, mu
2. Physical Chem.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. Also,mikron.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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