Microcosmic
Microcosmic Mi`cro*cos"mic, Microcosmical Mi`cro*cos"mic*al, a. [Cf. F. microcosmique.] Of or pertaining to the microcosm. [1913 Webster]

{Microcosmic salt} (Chem.), a white crystalline substance obtained by mixing solutions of sodium phosphate and ammonium phosphate, and also called {hydric-sodic-ammonic-phosphate}. It is a powerful flux, and is used as a substitute for borax as a blowpipe reagent in testing for the metallic oxides. Originally obtained by the alchemists from human urine, and called {sal microcosmicum}. [1913 Webster]


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  • microcosmic — MICROCÓSMIC, Ă, microcosmici, ce, adj. Care aparţine microcosmului, privitor la microcosm. – Din fr. microcosmique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 29.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  microcósmic adj. m. (sil. cro ) cosmic Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • microcosmic — microcosm ► NOUN 1) a thing regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristics of something much larger. 2) humankind regarded as the epitome of the universe. DERIVATIVES microcosmic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek mikros kosmos little world …   English terms dictionary

  • microcosmic — adjective relating to or characteristic of a microcosm the microcosmic world of business • Pertains to noun: ↑microcosm …   Useful english dictionary

  • microcosmic — adjective see microcosm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • microcosmic — See microcosm. * * * …   Universalium

  • microcosmic — adjective of, or relating to the microcosm …   Wiktionary

  • microcosmic — Synonyms and related words: atomic, corpuscular, embryonic, evanescent, germinal, granular, impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable, inappreciable, indiscernible, infinitesimal, intangible, invisible, microscopic, molecular, subatomic, tenuous,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • microcosmic — mi·cro·cos·mic || ‚maɪkrəʊ kÉ‘zmɪk / kÉ’ adj. of a microcosm, of a small world, of or pertaining to a miniature world or universe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microcosmic — mi·cro·cos·mic …   English syllables

  • microcosmic — See: microcosm …   English dictionary

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