1. n. 
That part of the pore space that has a characteristic dimension less than 1 micron. In general, this includes not only very small pores but also the porosity associated with surface roughness. The water in this pore space is part of the capillary-bound water and the small-pore water. Water in micropores is not expected to flow on production. The term is also defined as porosity that cannot be seen at magnifications less than 50x.