Definition of microburin in English:

microburin

noun

Archaeology
  • A fragment of stone remaining after a blade has been notched and its end snapped off, this being a characteristic waste product in the manufacture of microliths; (occasionally in early use) a small fragment of this nature used as a tool rather than as waste material.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Man: a monthly record of anthropological science. From French microburin from micro- + burin.

Pronunciation

microburin

/ˌmʌɪkrəʊˈbjʊərɪn/