ETYM Latin meticulosus, from metus fear: cf. French méticuleux.
1. Marked by extreme care in treatment of details.
2. Marked by precise accordance with details; SYN. punctilious.
ETYM Latin minutus, p. p. of minuere to lessen. Related to Minish, Minor, Menu, Minuet.
Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination; SYN. narrow.
In a meticulous manner.