Large enough to be seen with naked eye, as opposed to microscopic. A big tumor may well be macroscopic while a tiny tumor is microscopic (cannot be seen without the aid of microscope).
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1. Of a size visible with the naked eye or without the use of a microscope. 2. Relating to macroscopy.

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mac·ro·scop·ic .mak-rə-'skäp-ik adj large enough to be observed by the naked eye compare MICROSCOPIC (2), SUBMICROSCOPIC, ULTRAMICROSCOPIC (1)
mac·ro·scop·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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visible to the naked eye. Compare microscopic.

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mac·ro·scop·ic (mak″ro-skopґik) gross (def. 2).

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