microdot etymology

English word microdot comes from English dot, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microdot

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dot English (eng) (transitive) To add a dot (the symbol) or dots to.. (transitive) To cover with small spots (of some liquid).. To mark by means of dots or small spots.. To mark or diversify with small detached objects. (cricket, informal) A dot ball.. (grammar) A punctuation mark used to indicate the end of a sentence or an abbreviated part of a word; a full stop; a period.. (mathematics) A symbol used for [...]
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microdot English (eng) (transitive) To make a microdot of. (informal) A small-sized tablet containing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).. A text or photographic image that has been reduced in size to that of a typographical dot in order to escape detection by unintended recipients.

Words with the same origin as microdot

Descendants of micro-
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