microscopic


mi·cro·scop·ic

adjective \ˌmī-krə-ˈskä-pik\

: able to be seen only through a microscope : extremely small

: much smaller than what is usual, normal, or expected

: done with a microscope

Full Definition of MICROSCOPIC

1
:  resembling a microscope especially in perception
2
a :  invisible or indistinguishable without the use of a microscope
b :  very small or fine or precise
3
:  of, relating to, or conducted with the microscope or microscopy
mi·cro·scop·i·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of MICROSCOPIC

mi·cro·scop·ic also mi·cro·scop·i·cal \-pi-kəl\

Examples of MICROSCOPIC

  1. At this point, the embryo is a microscopic clump of only 100 cells.
  2. There is a microscopic crack in the diamond.
  3. He has a microscopic attention span.
  4. He recorded every aspect of his trip in microscopic detail.
  5. a microscopic study of plant tissues

First Known Use of MICROSCOPIC

circa 1672

Other Microbiology Terms

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mi·cro·scop·ic

adjective \ˌmī-krə-ˈskäp-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICROSCOPIC

1
: of, relating to, or conducted with the microscope or microscopy
2
: so small or fine as to be invisible or indistinguishable without the use of a microscope—compare macroscopic, submicroscopic, ultramicroscopic 1
mi·cro·scopi·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of MICROSCOPIC

mi·cro·scop·ic or mi·cro·scop·i·cal \-i-kəl\

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