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microscopic

 [mi″kro-skop´ik]
1. of extremely small size; visible only by the aid of a microscope.
2. pertaining or relating to a microscope or to microscopy.

mi·cro·scop·ic

, microscopical (mī'krō-skop'ik, -i-kăl),
1. Of minute size; visible only with the aid of the microscope.
2. Relating to a microscope.

microscopic

/mi·cro·scop·ic/ (mi″kro-skop´ik)
1. of extremely small size; visible only by the aid of the microscope.
2. pertaining or relating to a microscope or to microscopy.

microscopic

[mī′krəskop′ik]
Etymology: Gk, mikros + skopein, to look
1 pertaining to a microscope.
2 very small; visible only when magnified and illuminated by a microscope. Compare gross.

microscopic

adjective Too small to be seen without the aid of microscope.

mi·cro·scop·ic

, microscopical (mī'krŏ-skop'ik, -skop'i-kăl)
1. Of minute size; visible only with the aid of the microscope.
2. Relating to a microscope.

microscopic

of extremely small size; visible only with the aid of a microscope.

microscopic agglutination test
see microscopic agglutination test.
References in classic literature ?
But there are no bacteria in Mars, and directly these invaders arrived, directly they drank and fed, our microscopic allies began to work their overthrow.
The common grass would serve our inch-high cows as a green forest of palms, while round the root of each tall stem would stretch a tiny carpet of microscopic grass.
She continued to stare at him, the flame of the unshaded lamp bringing out with microscopic cruelty the fretful lines of her face.