/mil"euh muy'kron/, n., pl. millimicrons, millimicra /-kreuh/.
a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a micron; one-billionth of a meter. Symbol: mµ Cf. nanometer.
[1900-05; MILLI- + MICRON]

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  • Millimicron — Mil li*mi cron, n. [Milli + micron.] The thousandth part of a micron or the millionth part of a millimeter; a unit of length used in measuring light waves, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millimicron — [mi(l)limikʀɔ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. 1923, Larousse; de milli , et micron. ❖ ♦ Didact. Millième partie du micron, millionième de millimètre. (Symb. : mμ) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • millimicron — (mµ)    a former metric unit of distance equal to 0.001 micron or 10 9 meter. The millimicron has been replaced by its equivalent, the nanometer (nm) …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • millimicron — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1904 nanometer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • millimicron — see nanometer …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • millimicron — noun A unit of length equal to one thousandth of a micron Syn: nanometre, nanometer …   Wiktionary

  • millimicron — Former term for nanometer. * * * mil·li·mi·cron .mil ə mī .krän n NANOMETER …   Medical dictionary

  • millimicron — mil·li·mì·cron s.m.inv. OB TS fis., metrol. → nanometro {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1937. ETIMO: comp. di milli e micron …   Dizionario italiano

  • millimicron — n. unit of length equal to one thousandth of a micron …   English contemporary dictionary

  • millimicron — s. m. inv. un millesimo di micron …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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