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submicroscopic

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

Definition of submicroscopic

  1. 1 :  too small to be seen in an ordinary light microscope

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or dealing with the very minute <the submicroscopic world>

submicroscopically

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Origin and Etymology of submicroscopic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1905


Medical Dictionary

submicroscopic

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

Medical Definition of submicroscopic

  1. :  too small to be seen in an ordinary light microscope <submicroscopic particles> <submicroscopic organization of a bacterium>—compare macroscopic, microscopic 2, ultramicroscopic 1

submicroscopically

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