Correct spelling for micrometer

Medical definition of micrometer:

A device for measuring objects under the microscope.

The millionth part of a meter, micron; usually called, incorrectly, micromillimeter; its sign is the Greek m, ยต.

Usage examples for micrometer:

  • He applied the micrometer and drew back that I might see for myself. "The Gloved Hand, – Burton E. Stevenson"
  • With the micrometer and he raised the lid of a little leather box which stood on the table, took out an instrument of polished steel and applied it to one of the photographs, " we get the angle of these ridges. "The Gloved Hand, – Burton E. Stevenson"

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