[mahy-kroh-fos-il] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈfɒs ɪl/

a so small that it can be studied and identified only with a microscope.
a fossil generally less than 0.5 millimetre in size, such as a protozoan, bacterium, or pollen grain
A microscopic fossil, as of a pollen grain or unicellular organism.


Read Also:

  • Microgamete

    [mahy-kroh-gam-eet, -guh-meet] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈgæm it, -gəˈmit/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. (in heterogamous reproduction) the smaller and, usually, the male of two conjugating . /ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɡæmiːt/ noun 1. the smaller and apparently male of two gametes in conjugating protozoans Compare macrogamete microgamete mi·cro·gam·ete (mī’krō-gām’ēt’, -gə-mēt’) n. The smaller of a pair of conjugating gametes, usually the male, […]

  • Microgametocyte

    microgametocyte mi·cro·ga·me·to·cyte (mī’krō-gə-mē’tə-sīt’) n. A gametocyte that gives rise to microgametes.

  • Microgastria

    microgastria mi·cro·gas·tri·a (mī’krō-gās’trē-ə) n. Abnormal smallness of the stomach.

  • Microgametophyte

    microgametophyte (mī’krō-gə-mē’tə-fīt’) The male gametophyte that develops from the microspores of heterosporous plants. The pollen grains of gymnosperms and angiosperms are microgametophytes. See more at gametophyte, pollination.

Disclaimer: Microfossils definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.