microscopic microscopic  /ˌmaɪ krə ˈskɑ pɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to or used in microscopy
  2. (adj) visible under a microscope; using a microscope
  3. (adj) extremely precise with great attention to details
  4. (adj) so small as to be invisible without a microscope

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  1. If the microscopic dot is a human being with full human rights, the answer is easy: no stem-cell research.
  2. Sometimes the microscopic eggs adhere to the fur of dogs and find their way into the mouths of dog patters.
  3. Keller believes she has evidence that they were, thanks to microscopic fossils of foraminifera, a type of plankton that largely died with the dinosaurs.

News

  1. Summer fun brings risk of watery infection

    There are few better things in the world than a cool swim on a hot day, a short hike up a river trail, or a backyard barbecue. These summer activities get you outside and having some fun, but they come with some microscopic risks — like cryptosporidium.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KSL Salt Lake City

  2. Ichabod Crane graduate’s artwork at Limner Gallery

    On Saturday, at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, a culmination of Sarah Haze’s love for art, biology and photography will be on display, detailing microscopic digital photography she has taken as part of
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Mail

  3. Closing Time: Tom Wilhelmsen loses his way; Jose Valverde and Heath Bell feed the gopher

    For the opening six weeks, Tom Wilhelmsen was a closer in control. The Bartender reeled off 11 saves in a row and had a microscopic 0.50 ERA. Last year's delicious breakout year was being validated. Alas, things have fallen apart since the middle of May, so it's time for an audit in Seattle. Settle in [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Roto Arcade via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "From what my doctors have told me, this is a microscopic growth...... that can be removed with a brief surgical intervention," said, Olmert, a keen runner and fitness fanatic.
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Independent Online

  2. Grammy-winning guitarist Pat Metheny said the UN has much work to do, dealing with problems ranging from the "microscopic HIV virus" to the "cosmic shifts of global warming."
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Pat Metheny Source: KFVS

  3. "There is a process for making beer that - I don't know, yeast or what it is - but you can put those microscopic things on oil and it eats up the oil. And they die and all you've got is some Methane gas left that you have to clean," Grassley...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Charles Grassley Source: Iowa Independent

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