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- Imperfections of simple mechanical micromanipulators
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The technique or practice involving manipulation of objects too small to be easily seen with the unaided eye. When a microscope is used to allow the operator to visually guide the microtools used in the manipulation, the technique is called micrurgy. When an object that is not extremely small needs to be positioned with extreme precision, as when aiming a laser to make a surgical lesion, the technique is called micropositioning.
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