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Definition of "microenvironment" [microenvironment]

  • The environment of a very small, specific area. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "microenvironment" in a sentence
  • "“The gold nanoparticles also help the liposomes locate acne-causing bacteria based on the skin microenvironment, including pH.”"
  • "Largely based on the work of Dr. Gerard Evan and others at UCSF, mast cells have emerged as an important component of the pro-inflammatory microenvironment, which is crucial for the physical expansion and maintenance of tumor growth"
  • "We continue to operate in a challenging and extremely competitive microenvironment, which is forcing us to selectively use our balance sheets to win deals by offering our customers favorable terms when we can obtain a profit guarantees."