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View in Spanish: Dispositivo microfluídico

Microfluidic device (MY-kroh-floo-IH-dik dee-VICE)
An instrument that uses very small amounts of fluid on a microchip to do certain laboratory tests. A microfluidic device may use body fluids or solutions containing cells or cell parts to diagnose diseases. Also called lab-on-a-chip.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.