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adj min·i·mal \ˈmin-ə-məl\

Medical Definition of MINIMAL

:  relating to or being a minimum :  constituting the least possible with respect to size, number, degree, or certain stated conditions <tuberosity fractures heal with minimal…treatment—J. S. Keene et al> <residents receive a minimal level of personal care—A. S. Oser> <side effects are minimal>
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