[mak-ruh-koz-uh m] /ˈmæk rəˌkɒz əm/
the great world or universe; the universe considered as a whole (opposed to ).
the total or entire complex structure of something:
the macrocosm of war.
a representation of a smaller unit or entity by a larger one, presumably of a similar structure.
a complex structure, such as the universe or society, regarded as an entirety, as opposed to microcosms, which have a similar structure and are contained within it
any complex entity regarded as a complete system in itself
c.1600, “the great world” (the universe, as distinct from the “little world” of man), from Old French macrocosme (c.1300) and directly from Medieval Latin macrocosmus, from Greek makros “large, long” (see macro-) + kosmos (see cosmos).
A representation of something on a much larger scale. (Compare microcosm.)
macrocranium mac·ro·cra·ni·um (māk’rō-krā’nē-əm) n. An enlarged skull, especially from enlargement of the bones containing the brain, as seen in hydrocephalus.
macrocryoglobulinemia mac·ro·cry·o·glob·u·li·ne·mi·a (māk’rō-krī’ō-glŏb’yə-lə-nē’mē-ə) n. The presence in the peripheral blood of a type of hemagglutinin that agglutinates red blood cells at cold temperatures.
[mak-roh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik] /ˌmæk roʊˈsaɪ klɪk, -ˈsɪk lɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. having a ring structure consisting of more than 12 atoms.
[mak-ruh-sist] /ˈmæk rəˌsɪst/ noun, Mycology. 1. a large or spore case, especially the encysted, resting plasmodium of a slime mold. /ˈmækrəʊˌsɪst/ noun 1. an unusually large cyst 2. (in slime moulds) an encysted resting protoplasmic mass See plasmodium (sense 1)