Definition of microdrive in US English:

microdrive

noun

  • 1Biology. Any of various devices for the accurate placement of microelectrodes in the brain.

  • 2Computing. A miniature tape drive used as a peripheral storage device in some microcomputers. Now rare or historical.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in American Journal of Physiology. From micro- + drive.

Pronunciation

microdrive

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)drʌɪv/