Pronunciation: (mī"kru-skop'ik), [key]
1. so small as to be invisible or indistinct without the use of the microscope: microscopic organisms. Cf. macroscopic.
2. very small; tiny.
3. of, pertaining to, or involving a microscope: microscopic investigation.
4. very detailed; meticulous: a microscopic view of society.
5. suggestive of the precise use of the microscope; minute: microscopic exactness. Also,mi"cro•scop'i•cal.
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