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I came across the term "picoscopic" in one of my medical books in relation to size. What does the term "picoscopic" mean?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Picoscopic

Is a smaller resolution than both microscopic & nanoscopic.
It is derived from the italian word piccolo, meaning small.

In brief: Picoscopic

Is a smaller resolution than both microscopic & nanoscopic.
It is derived from the italian word piccolo, meaning small.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Just a typo - Piccolo. :)
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Very small indeed

Generally in medical terms, smaller than microscopic or nanoscopic.

In brief: Very small indeed

Generally in medical terms, smaller than microscopic or nanoscopic.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Picoscopes are

Digital oscilloscopes, most of which attach to computers by usb ports for detecting/diagnosing diseases in blood, serum, urine, & cells.
They detect nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates & organic/inorganic molecules. There are defined patterns of changes in structure, function & interactions of the molecules & cells being studied that are associated with known disease processes. Pretty fancy.

In brief: Picoscopes are

Digital oscilloscopes, most of which attach to computers by usb ports for detecting/diagnosing diseases in blood, serum, urine, & cells.
They detect nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates & organic/inorganic molecules. There are defined patterns of changes in structure, function & interactions of the molecules & cells being studied that are associated with known disease processes. Pretty fancy.
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