Microscopic vs Submicroscopic - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between microscopic and submicroscopic

is that microscopic is of, or relating to microscopes or microscopy; microscopal while submicroscopic is smaller than microscopic; too small to be seen even with a microscope.

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

    submicroscopic

    English

    Adjective

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