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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A device used to excite radiation by a material in order to determine chemical or elemental composition from the emission spectrum produced; Also: a slender surgical instrument for operating on minute structures

Usage examples (33)
  • "The microprobe is the perfect tool for determining the age of the zircons," Harrison said.
  • Gently, he reached a microprobe into the brain and extracted a small capsule.
  • Flyby, orbiter, and probe missions are all discussed including a proposal for a microprobe in Saturn's rings!
  • Some remarks based on XRF scanning, electron-microprobe and thin section analyses of the Yaxcopoil-1 Core, Chicxulub Crater. for more
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