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microchip

a small piece of semiconductor material carrying many integrated circuits

microchip

[′mī·krō‚chip]
(computer science)

microchip

(1) See chip and microcontroller.

(2) An RFID tag inserted beneath the skin of an animal for tracking purposes. Many predict humans will be microchipped in the future. In South America, security experts have explored the possibility of microchipping affluent people so they can be easily located if kidnapped. See RFID.
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The procedure was lengthy and it took 15 to 20 minutes to micro chip each snake.
The micro chip identifies the bin as yours and you will be charged accordingly in a "pay as you throw" scheme.
OPEL is developing a revolutionary new micro chip which may be applied to a wide range of electronic devices, including computers, cell phones, NASA instrumentation, Air Force and defence applications.
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MULTOS multi-application smart cards allow many different functions to securely reside on the one micro chip, thus increasing the number of functions on the card while reducing their cost of administration and distribution.
Over 800 clinics (70 percent of all small animal clinics in Canada) and 400 shelters participate in Anitech's micro chip pet recovery system.