micropattern

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Etymology[edit]

micro- +‎ pattern

Noun[edit]

micropattern (plural micropatterns)

  1. A microscopic pattern

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Verb[edit]

micropattern (third-person singular simple present micropatterns, present participle micropatterning, simple past and past participle micropatterned)

  1. (engineering) To control the spatial arrangement of objects at the microscopic level
    • 1999, Sangeeta N. Bhatia, “Micropatterning cells in tissue engineering”, in Morgan & Yarmush, editors, Tissue Engineering Methods and Protocols[1], ISBN 0896035166, page 352:
      These modified substrates are utilized to pattern a single cell type, or to micropattern two cell types to control their level of interaction.

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