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macroscopic

adjective mac·ro·scop·ic \ˌma-krə-ˈskä-pik\

Definition of MACROSCOPIC

1
:  observable by the naked eye
2
:  involving large units or elements
mac·ro·scop·i·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of MACROSCOPIC

International Scientific Vocabulary macr- + -scopic (as in microscopic)
First Known Use: 1872

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macroscopic

adjective mac·ro·scop·ic \ˌmak-rə-ˈskäp-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MACROSCOPIC

:  large enough to be observed by the naked eye—compare microscopic 2, submicroscopic, ultramicroscopic 1
mac·ro·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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