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how big is a micron

A "micron" is an abbreviated term for "micrometer", or a millionth of a meter (1/1,000,000 meters).

 This is about .00004 inches. For Size comparison,
a human red blood cell is about 5 microns across.

red blood cells
 
A human hair is about 75 microns across
(depending on the person).

Bacteria can be between
about .2 microns and 3 microns in size.

bacteria
How big is a micron?

how big is a micron