subcapsular

adjective

sub·​cap·​su·​lar ˌsəb-ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce subcapsular (audio)
: situated or occurring beneath or within a capsule
subcapsular cataracts

Examples of subcapsular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Canadian researchers reported a 50 percent increased risk of posterior subcapsular cataracts among statin users (Optometry and Vision Science, August 2012). Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, 27 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subcapsular was in 1846

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“Subcapsular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcapsular. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

subcapsular

adjective
sub·​cap·​su·​lar ˌsəb-ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce subcapsular (audio)
: situated or occurring beneath or within a capsule
subcapsular cataracts
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