Definition for MI'CRO-COSM

MI'CRO-COSM, n. [Gr. μικρος, small, and κοσμος, world.]

Literally, the little world; but used for man, supposed to be an epitome of the universe or great world. Swift. Encyc. Microcosmic salt, a triple salt of soda, ammonia and phosphoric acid, obtained from urine. Ure.

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