Microscopium

noun Mi·cro·sco·pi·um \ ˌmī-krō-ˈskō-pē-əm \

Definition of Microscopium

astronomy
:a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Capricornus and Indus and that is represented by the figure of a microscope
  • Two red dwarf stars in the southern hemisphere constellation called Microscopium are emitting unpredictable eruptions like giant versions of the small-scale flares that have been seen on the sun for more than a century.
  • —David PerlmanSan Francisco Chronicle1 Sept. 1992

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First Known Use of microscopium

1802


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