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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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MICROSCOP'ICAL, adjective Made by the aid of a microscope; as microscopic observation.

1. Assisted by a microscope.

Evading even the microscopic eye.

2. Resembling a microscope; capable of seeing small objects.

Why has not man a microscopic eye?

3. Very small; visible only by the aid of a microscope; as a microscopic insect.