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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An orb-shaped shell that is usually made of a resorbable plastic polymer, that has a very small diameter, and that is often filled with a substance (as a drug or antibody) for release as the shell is degraded; Also: Small orb shaped particles, with diameters typically from 1 ?m to 1000 ?m.

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  • To my mind, the microsphere is a much more useful tool for thinking about the social & informational connections between blogs than is the concept of the monolithic...
  • A new tool for the definition of and participation in a "microsphere" of blogs that are topically related to your own.
  • Find and contribute to your microsphere through generous interaction....
  • And that was a neat trick, swallowing the microsphere - don't think I could manage it. for more
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