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The micrometre is a commonly used length measure in microscopy. It is abbreviated μm and derived from the metre, the metric base unit for length.
Relation to other measures
- 1 μm = 1 x 10-6 m.
- 1,000,000 μm = 1 m.
- 1 mm = 1000 μm.
- URL: http://www.wisegeek.com/how-large-is-a-micrometer.htm. Accessed on: 17 January 2011.