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
: resembling a microscope especially in perception
a : invisible or indistinguishable without the use of a microscope
b : very small or fine or precise
Examples of MICROSCOPIC
- At this point, the embryo is a microscopic clump of only 100 cells.
- There is a microscopic crack in the diamond.
- He has a microscopic attention span.
- He recorded every aspect of his trip in microscopic detail.
- a microscopic study of plant tissues
First Known Use of MICROSCOPIC
Related to MICROSCOPIC
- atomic, bitsy, bitty, infinitesimal, itty-bitty (or itsy-bitsy), little bitty, microminiature, tiny (also microscopical), miniature, minuscule, minute, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weeny (also weensy)
- astronomical (also astronomic), colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), elephantine, enormous, giant, gigantic, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, immense, mammoth, massive, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, planetary, prodigious, titanic, tremendous
Rhymes with MICROSCOPIC
mi·cro·scop·ic adjective \ˌmī-krə-ˈskäp-ik\ (Medical Dictionary)
: of, relating to, or conducted with the microscope or microscopy
—mi·cro·scopi·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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