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nano-

Symbol: n. A prefix to a unit, indicating a fraction of 10–9 of that unit. For example, one nanometer (symbol: nm) is 10–9 meters.

nano-

[′nan·ō]
(biology)
A prefix meaning dwarfed.
(mathematics)
A prefix representing 10-9, which is 0.000000001 or one-billionth of the unit adjoined.

nano-

/nan'oh/ 1. <unit> A prefix meaning 10^-9 or one billionth.

Used loosely to mean "small", e.g. nanotechnology, or (rarely), following "nanosecond", to mean a short time, e.g. "I'll be with you in a nano".
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We are excited to be using nano-scale materials for applications in medicine as it offers a number of advantages over conventional therapies.
In the biomedical industry, nano-scale surfaces are well suited for starting cell growth.
Micro and Nano Letters" is published quarterly and covers fundamental and applied research related to micro-and nano-scale science and technology.
Tokyo, Japan, Apr 8, 2006 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Toyama University have jointly developed a nano-mechanical fabrication system working in a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and succeeded in real-time imaging of the nano-scale cutting process for a single crystal of silicon.
It its final statement to assembled conference attendees, the group wrote that "new information and insight on the nano-scale order of the lignocellulosic cell wall is needed to advance the opportunities to control the structure, primarily through genetic manipulation of the biosynthetic process.
Previous research with ambient nano-scale particles such as ultrafine particulate matter has demonstrated that some of these particles tend to migrate into cell membranes and mitochondria, and that a selective pathway transports them into the brain in mammals.
ETC Group prefers the more descriptive term "Atom-technology" because the manipulation of matter will not stop at the nano-scale.