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microscopic

adjective uk   /ˌmaɪ.krəˈskɒp.ɪk/ us    /-ˈskɑː.pɪk/
specialized science very small and only able to be seen with a microscope: microscopic algaeExtremely smallSmall informal humorous, specialized science extremely small: The helpings you get in the office canteen are microscopic!Extremely smallSmall
microscopically
adverb uk   /ˈskɒp.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈskɑː.pɪ.kəl.i/ informal or specialized
microscopically smallExtremely smallSmall
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