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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The chemical identification and analysis of extremely small quantities of matter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Analysis by means of the microscope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Analysis of the structure of materials from careful observation of photomicrographs.
  • noun (Chem.) chemical analysis of very small quantities of substances, requiring special apparatus to handle and weigh small amounts of materials.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry The analysis (and subsequent identification) of very small quantities of material

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