[ mahy-kroh-plas-tik ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌplæs tɪk /
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a tiny particle of plastic, especially one five millimeters or smaller, formed from the breakdown of plastic waste, shed from synthetic textiles, or intentionally added to various products: Microplastics are a problem because marine life mistakes the floating particles for food.
these tiny particles of plastic taken collectively: Microplastic is still used in some cosmetics and personal care products.
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