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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 algae informal humorous, specialized science extremely small: The helpings you get in the cafeteria are microscopic!
microscopically
adverb uk   /ˈskɒp.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ˈskɑː.pɪ.kəl.i/ informal or specialized
microscopically small
Translations of “microscopic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 極小的,微小的…
in Russian микроскопический…
in Turkish mikroskopik, sadece mikroskopla görülebilen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极小的,微小的…
in Polish mikroskopowy…
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