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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The physics of molecular, atomic, nuclear, and subnuclear systems.

mi′cro·phys′i·cal (-fĭz′ĭ-kəl) adj.
mi′cro·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
mi′cro·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.
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(Atomic Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with small objects and systems, such as atoms, molecules, nuclei, and elementary particles
ˌmicroˈphysical adj
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(ˌmaɪ krəˈfɪz ɪks)

(used with a sing. v.) the branch of physics dealing with elementary particles, atoms, and molecules.
mi`cro•phys′i•cal, adj.
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