Definition of Microcosmic

1. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of a microcosm. "The microcosmic world of business"

Partainyms: Microcosm



Definition of Microcosmic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the microcosm.

Definition of Microcosmic

1. Adjective. of, or relating to the microcosm ¹

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Definition of Microcosmic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Microcosmic

1. Of or pertaining to the microcosm. Microcosmic salt, 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 sal microcosmicum. Origin: Cf. F. Microcosmique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microcosmic

microconstituent
microconstituents
microcontact
microcontacts
microcontent
microcontinent
microcontinental
microcontinents
microcontroller
microcontrollers
microcopies
microcopy
microcornea
microcosm
microcosmic (current term)
microcosmic salt
microcosmical
microcosmically
microcosmographies
microcosmography
microcosmoi
microcosmos
microcosmoses
microcosms
microcoulomb
microcoustic
microcrack
microcracked
microcracking

Literary usage of Microcosmic

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1. A Brief introduction to qualitative analysis by Ludwig Medicus (1894)
"EXAMINATION BY MEANS OF microcosmic SALT. A portion of sodium ammonium phosphate (microcosmic salt) is heated in a loop of platinum wire until it melts, ..."

2. A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe: Being a (1858)
"EXAMINATIONS IN microcosmic SALT. microcosmic salt is a better flux for many metallic oxides than ... microcosmic salt is the phosphate of soda and ammonia. ..."

3. Chemical Experiments by George William Francis (1849)
"Mixed with microcosmic salt, it becomes red while hot and green; when cold in both flames. 1974. Tests for oxydes of mercury .—The oxydes are reduced, ..."

4. The Use of the Blowpipe in the Qualitative and Quantitative Examination of by Karl Friedrich Plattner (1854)
"TREATMENT OF THE SUBSTANCE WITH microcosmic SALT. As with Borax, it can be treated partly on the platinum wire, and partly on charcoal. ..."

5. Chemical Recreations: A Compendium of Experimental Chemistry by John Joseph Griffin (1838)
"When metallic oxides are fused with microcosmic salt, the resulting bead is exposed alternately to the oxidating and reducing flame, because several metals ..."

6. A Text-book of Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Gravimetric, Electrolytic by John Charles Olsen (1916)
"microcosmic salt may be substituted for borax in this determination. ... while the fused microcosmic salt is changed from the metaphosphate to the normal ..."

7. System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe: Being a by George Washington Plympton (1868)
"EXAMINATIONS IN microcosmic SALT. microcosmic salt is a better flux for many metallic oxides than ... microcosmic salt is the phosphate of soda and ammonia. ..."

8. Surveys, Historic and Economic by William James Ashley (1900)
"The interest of the pamphlet is not diminished by its authors' ignorance of this—so to speak— microcosmic significance of their experience. ..."

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