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microbalance

[¦mī·krō′bal·əns]
(engineering)
A small, light type of analytical balance that can weigh loads of up to 0.1 gram to the nearest microgram.
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1-[micro]g or 1-[micro]g readability, Excellence XP6U and XP2U ultra microbalances and the XP6 microbalance provide optimal measurement accuracy, user friendliness and quality standards.
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