Definition of microwear in English:

microwear

noun

Archaeology
  • Microscopic abrasion, polishing, etc., found on the surfaces of specimens and caused by wear. Frequently attributive, especially in "microwear analysis"noun the microscopic examination of such features.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Current Anthropology. From micro- + wear.

Pronunciation

microwear

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)wɛː/