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microscopic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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microscopicmi‧cro‧scop‧ic /ˌmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk◂ $ -ˈskɑː-/ adjective  1 SMALLextremely small and therefore very difficult to see a microscopic speck of dust Inspectors discovered microscopic cracks in the hull of the submarine.see thesaurus at small2 [only before noun]HBT using a microscope The cells were identified through microscopic analysis.microscopically /-kli/ adverb The seeds are microscopically small.
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microscopicHowever, microscopic analysis of the soil in a pit can sometimes show what sort of food remains were originally buried.As early as 1844, Alfred Donne published a compendium of drawings made from daguerreotypes of microscopic forms.The skin is covered with microscopic hairs, invisible to the naked eye.Many of these organisms are microscopic in size.Even at the microscopic level of atoms... there is mostly space..A primitive form of microscopic life may have existed on Mars billions of years ago.Interleukin-2 is normally present in minute quantities in the microscopic local environment of lymphocytes and acts only upon those few cells.This branch of thermodynamics applies the laws of statistics to component microscopic particles.The microscopic quantum world is imprecise; it is the domain of Heisenberg uncertainty.Accordingly, the actual burning process on a microscopic scale must proceed through Several intermediate steps.The whole process produces characteristic structural changes in the metal which can be detected by microscopic study of sections through the artefact.
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