Molecular vs Microscopic - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between molecular and microscopic

is that molecular is (chemistry) relating to, or consisting of, or produced by molecules while microscopic is microscopic.

molecular

English

Adjective

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  • (chemistry) Relating to, or consisting of, or produced by molecules.
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  • (chemistry) (of an element) Combined with itself and with no other element; elemental.
  • Relating to a simple or basic structure or organization.
  • Relating to molecular gastronomy.
  • molecular dishes

    Derived terms

    * bimolecular * gram-molecular weight * intermolecular * intramolecular * molecular biologist * molecular biology * molecular formula * molecular genetics * molecular knife * molecular medicine * molecular modeling * molecular orbital * molecular sieve * molecular weight * monomolecular * orthomolecular * supramolecular * trimolecular ----

    microscopic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to microscopes or microscopy; microscopal.
  • We supply all microscopic stains and other materials.
  • So small that it can only be seen using a microscope.
  • The water was full of microscopic organisms.
  • Very small; minute
  • Compared to the galaxy, we are microscopic in scale.
  • Carried out with great attention to detail.
  • The police carried out a microscopic search of the crime scene.
  • Able to see extremely minute objects.
  • Why has not man a microscopic eye? — Alexander Pope.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * macroscopic

    See also

    * naked-eye