Examples of microscopic in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of microscopic from the Web
These microscopic organisms were a telltale sign that ocean water had drowned the area at some point.
Typically ingestion of fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts, is the root cause for transmission.
The pirate radio play Jack notes above is microscopic by Billboard standards (and possibly not even measured by Nielsen).
One long-term effect of getting inked: microscopic ink particles can seep past your skin and get into other parts of your body.
The researchers hope to observe how the organisms in the lakes — from microscopic phytoplankton to fish — react to the change.
These microscopic fragments enter the water system in multiple ways, reports Orb, from synthetic fiber clothing to tire dust and microbeads, as well as the fragmenting of larger pieces of plastic, which for the most part is non-biodegradable.
By using two microscopic droplets, each far smaller than the smallest raindrop, a mushroom cannon can pack a mighty punch.
Piek is the marketing manager of Abagold, an abalone farm that at any one time has three million of the shellfish in various stages of growth, from microscopic plankton to pin-size spat to adults whose shells are bigger than a man’s hand.
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First Known Use of microscopic
astronomical (also astronomic), colossal, cosmic, elephantine, enormous, giant, gigantic, herculean, heroic, huge, immense, mammoth, massive, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, titanic, tremendous;
big, bulky, bumper, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, grand, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, super, whacking, whopping;
MICROSCOPIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of microscopic for English Language Learners
: able to be seen only through a microscope : extremely small
: much smaller than what is usual, normal, or expected
: done with a microscope
MICROSCOPIC Defined for Kids
Definition of microscopic for Students
- a microscopic examination
- a microscopic crack
medical Definition of microscopic
microscopicallyplay \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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