\\"ˌˌ\ noun
Etymology: micr- + plate (I)
: a small movable segment of the earth's lithosphere much smaller than an ordinary tectonic plate

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  • microplate — /ˈmaɪkroʊˌpleɪt/ (say muykroh.playt) noun Geology any small tectonic plate with identifiable plate margins, generally smaller than minor tectonic plates, as the Easter microplate in the Pacific with area of 130 000 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • microplate — noun ˈmaɪkɹoʊˌpleɪt A flat plate with multiple wells used as small test tubes. Syn: assay plate, microtiter plate …   Wiktionary

  • microplate — micro·plate …   English syllables

  • microplate reader — noun A piece of laboratory equipment used to detect the changes that might occur in a microtiter plate. Syn: plate reader …   Wiktionary

  • Galapagos Microplate — The Galapagos Microplate is a small tectonic plate off the west coast of South America near the Galapagos Islands. It differs from most other crustal plates in that it is rotating clockwise between three much larger crustal plates around it, the… …   Wikipedia

  • North Galapagos Microplate — The North Galapagos Microplate is a small tectonic plate off the west coast of South America north of the Galapagos Islands.Coordinates: 3°45′N 101°45′W / 3.75°N …   Wikipedia

  • Microtiter plate — Microplate redirects here. For the geographical use, see list of tectonic plates. Microtiter plates with 96, 384 and 1536 wells A Microtiter plate (spelled microtitre outside the United States) or microplate or microwell plate, [1] is a flat… …   Wikipedia

  • Plate reader — Microplate Readers (also known as Plate readers) are laboratory instruments designed to detect biological, chemical or physical events of samples in microtiter plates. They are widely used in research, drug discovery, bioassay validation, quality …   Wikipedia

  • Nazca Plate —   The Nazca plate, shown in light blue Full size image showing all plates The Nazca Plat …   Wikipedia

  • Cayman Trough — Coordinates: 18°30′N 83°0′W / 18.5°N 83°W / 18.5; 83 …   Wikipedia