maximal


max·i·mal

adjective \ˈmak-s(ə-)məl\

: greatest or highest possible

Full Definition of MAXIMAL

1
:  being an upper limit :  highest
2
:  most comprehensive :  complete
max·i·mal·ly adverb

First Known Use of MAXIMAL

1882

max·i·mal

adjective \ˈmak-s(ə-)məl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAXIMAL

1
: most complete or effective <maximal dental protection> <maximal vasodilation>
2
: being an upper limit <the maximal levels achieved with subcutaneous injections—W. S. Hoffman>
max·i·mal·ly \-ē\ adverb

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