Microscope vs Submicroscopic - What's the difference?

microscope | submicroscopic |


As a noun microscope

is an optical instrument used for observing small objects.

As an adjective submicroscopic is

smaller than microscopic; too small to be seen even with a microscope.

microscope

Noun

(en noun)
  • An optical instrument used for observing small objects.
  • Any instrument for imaging very small objects (such as an electron microscope).
  • See also

    * magnifying glass * telescope

    submicroscopic

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Smaller than microscopic; too small to be seen even with a microscope.