microcosmos

noun mi·cro·cos·mos \ ˈmī-krə-ˌkäz-məs , -ˌmōs , -ˌmäs \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of microcosmos

1 : microcosm
2 : the microscopic or submicroscopic world

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Origin and Etymology of microcosmos

Middle English mycrocossmos, from Medieval Latin microcosmus


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