submicroscopic

adjective
sub·​mi·​cro·​scop·​ic | \ ˌsəb-ˌmī-krə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce submicroscopic (audio) \

Definition of submicroscopic

1 : too small to be seen in an ordinary light microscope
2 : of, relating to, or dealing with the very minute the submicroscopic world

Other Words from submicroscopic

submicroscopically \ ˌsəb-​ˌmī-​krə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce submicroscopically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of submicroscopic

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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submicroscopic

adjective
sub·​mi·​cro·​scop·​ic | \ ˌsəb-ˌmī-krə-ˈskäp-ik How to pronounce submicroscopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of submicroscopic

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

Other Words from submicroscopic

submicroscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce submicroscopically (audio) \ adverb

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