[ suhb-mahy-kruh-skop-ik ]

  1. too small to be seen through a microscope.

Origin of submicroscopic

  • Sometimes sub·mi·cro·scop·i·cal .

Other words from submicroscopic

  • sub·mi·cro·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby submicroscopic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use submicroscopic in a sentence

  • Very few, if any, higher life forms existed that did not have some sort of submicroscopic parasite afflicting them.

    Star Surgeon | Alan Nourse
  • In any case, a microscope would have done Brown little good in trying to detect the submicroscopic beings of the Rell.

    The Hitch Hikers | Vernon L. McCain
  • These colloid substances have a submicroscopic or micellian structure; they are web-like, porous and absorb water eagerly.

    The Natural History of Clay | Alfred B. Searle

British Dictionary definitions for submicroscopic


/ (ˌsʌbmaɪkrəˈskɒpɪk) /

  1. too small to be seen through an optical microscope

Derived forms of submicroscopic

  • submicroscopically, adverb

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