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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Microcosmic \Mi`cro*cos"mic\, Microcosmical \Mi`cro*cos"mic*al\,
a. [Cf. F. microcosmique.]
Of or pertaining to the microcosm.
Microcosmic salt (Chem.), a white crystalline substance
obtained by mixing solutions of sodium phosphate and
ammonium phosphate, and also called
hydric-sodic-ammonic-phosphate. It is a powerful flux,
and is used as a substitute for borax as a blowpipe
reagent in testing for the metallic oxides. Originally
obtained by the alchemists from human urine, and called
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: relating to or characteristic of a microcosm; "the
microcosmic world of business"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "microcosmic":
atomic, corpuscular, embryonic, evanescent, germinal, granular,
impalpable, imperceptible, imponderable, inappreciable,
indiscernible, infinitesimal, intangible, invisible, microscopic,
molecular, subatomic, tenuous, thin, ultramicroscopic, unseeable
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