macroscopic

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adjective mac·ro·scop·ic \ˌma-krə-ˈskä-pik\

Definition of macroscopic

  1. 1 :  observable by the naked eye

  2. 2 :  involving large units or elements

macroscopically

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Origin and Etymology of macroscopic

International Scientific Vocabulary macr- + -scopic (as in microscopic)


First Known Use: 1872

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macroscopic

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adjective mac·ro·scop·ic \ˌmak-rə-ˈskäp-ik\

Medical Definition of macroscopic

  1. :  large enough to be observed by the naked eye—compare microscopic 2, submicroscopic, ultramicroscopic 1

macroscopically

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