submicroscopic

Too minute to be visible with a light microscope. SYN: amicroscopic, ultramicroscopic.

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sub·mi·cro·scop·ic .səb-.mī-krə-'skäp-ik adj too small to be seen in an ordinary light microscope <\submicroscopic particles> <\submicroscopic organization of a bacterium> compare MACROSCOPIC, MICROSCOPIC (2), ULTRAMICROSCOPIC (1)
sub·mi·cro·scop·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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sub·mi·cro·scop·ic (sub″mi-kro-skopґik) too small to be visible under the light microscope.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • submicroscopic — submicroscópic adj. m., pl. submicroscópici; f. sg. submicroscópică, pl. submicroscópice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SUBMICROSCÓPIC, Ă adj. de dimensiuni mai mici decât cele observabile la microscopul optic. (< …   Dicționar Român

  • Submicroscopic — is an English adjective used to describe particles of matter that cannot be seen under the most powerful optical microscope available. Atoms are examples of such submicroscopic particles …   Wikipedia

  • submicroscopic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too small to be seen by an ordinary light microscope …   English terms dictionary

  • submicroscopic — [sub΄mī krə skäp′ik] adj. too small to be seen through a microscope: see ULTRAMICROSCOPIC …   English World dictionary

  • submicroscopic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 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 adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • submicroscopic — submicroscopically, adv. /sub muy kreuh skop ik/, adj. too small to be seen through a microscope. Also, submicroscopical. [SUB + MICROSCOPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • submicroscopic — adjective Smaller than microscopic, too small to be seen even with a microscope …   Wiktionary

  • submicroscopic — adj. not visible under a microscope, too small to be seen under a microscope …   English contemporary dictionary

  • submicroscopic — adjective too small to be seen by an ordinary light microscope …   English new terms dictionary

  • submicroscopic — sub·microscopic …   English syllables

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