from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drawing or photographic reproduction of an object as viewed through a microscope.
  • n. An instrument used to make tiny writing or engraving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An image such as a photograph that presents the microscopic at a macroscopic scale.
  • n. An instrument for executing minute writing or engraving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for executing minute writing or engraving.
  • n. a graphic image, such as a photograph or drawing, representing an object as seen with a microscope, usually much enlarged as compared with the original object. A photograph of a microscopic image is also called a photomicrograph or microphotograph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as micropantograph.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From micro- + -graph, perhaps by analogy with microscope and photograph.


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