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mi·cro·scop·ic

microscopic

 
pronunciation:
maI kr ska pihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: too small to be seen with the eye.
Viruses are microscopic.
definition 2: having to do with a microscope.
The doctor did a microscopic study of my blood.
derivation: microscopically (adv.)
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The word microscopic contains the following parts:
micro- Greek prefix that means small
synonyms:
min
antonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, mega, megal, megalo, -megaly, macro-
 
scop, -scope, -scopy Greek root that means to view, to observe
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.