submicroscopic

adjective sub·mi·cro·scop·ic \ ˌsəb-ˌmī-krə-ˈskä-pik \

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

submicroscopically

play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of submicroscopic

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submicroscopic

adjective sub·mi·cro·scop·ic \ ˌsəb-ˌmī-krə-ˈskäp-ik \

medical Definition of submicroscopic

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

submicroscopically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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