Microscopic
Microscopic Mi`cro*scop"ic, Microscopical Mi`cro*scop"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. microscopique.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the microscope or to microscopy; made with a microscope; as, microscopic observation. [1913 Webster]

2. Able to see extremely minute objects. [1913 Webster]

Why has not man a microscopic eye? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. Very small. Specifically, visible only by the aid of a microscope; as, a microscopic insect; also used figuratively; as, a microscopic advantage. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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