subcapsular

adjective
sub·​cap·​su·​lar | \ ˌsəb-ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce subcapsular (audio) \

Definition of subcapsular

: 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, "Homemade ‘ginger ale’ calms upset stomach," 27 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of subcapsular

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcapsular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcapsular. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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subcapsular

adjective
sub·​cap·​su·​lar | \ ˌsəb-ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce subcapsular (audio) \

Medical Definition of subcapsular

: situated or occurring beneath or within a capsule subcapsular cataracts

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