Share this entry

Share this page

microanalysis

Syllabification: mi·cro·a·nal·y·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrōəˈnaləsəs
 
/

Definition of microanalysis in English:

noun

The quantitative analysis of chemical compounds using a sample of a few milligrams.
Example sentences
  • We studied the morphological and compositional differences of the fibrous amphibole samples with scanning electron microscopy and with energy dispersive spectroscopy x-ray microanalysis.
  • The most common technique is called EDX spectrometry - energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis.
  • For that reason the identical apoplastic regions chosen for the LAMMA investigations were also analysed by energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis.

Derivatives

microanalytic

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌanlˈitik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Both microanalytic codes and global ratings were created to reflect parental CRIT and EOI.
  • Similar findings are reported in microanalytic studies involving women's reproductive choices, which also address a variety of other aspects of the medical visit.
  • In the context of social and demographic analysis, the microanalytic units of such models are individuals and groupings of individuals, such as families or households.

microanalytical

2
Pronunciation: /-ˌanlˈitikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This might be combined with improved microanalytical methods currently being applied to solutes sampled from individual plant cells.
  • The X-ray microanalytical studies were carried out under standardized conditions using a Philips EM 420 electron microscope provided with the DX4 system of EDAX.
  • Micrographs of minerals, metals, pigments, wood sections, and fibers as well as positive and negative microanalytical results for spot tests and fluorescent staining.

Definition of microanalysis in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…