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microscopic

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adjective mi·cro·scop·ic \ˌmī-krə-ˈskä-pik\

Simple Definition of microscopic

  • : 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. 1 :  resembling a microscope especially in perception

  2. 2 a :  invisible or indistinguishable without the use of a microscope b :  very small or fine or precise

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or conducted with the microscope or microscopy

mi·cro·scop·i·cal·ly play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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



Circa 1672

First Known Use of microscopic

circa 1672

Variants of microscopic

also mi·cro·scop·i·cal play \-pi-kəl\

Other Microbiology Terms


Medical Dictionary

microscopic

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adjective mi·cro·scop·ic \ˌmī-krə-ˈskäp-ik\

Medical Definition of microscopic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or conducted with the microscope or microscopy

  2. 2:  so small or fine as to be invisible or indistinguishable without the use of a microscope—compare macroscopic, submicroscopic, ultramicroscopic 1

  3. mi·cro·scopi·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of microscopic

or mi·cro·scop·i·cal \-i-kəl\play


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