subclinical

adjective sub·clin·i·cal \ ˌsəb-ˈkli-ni-kəl \

Definition of subclinical

: not detectable or producing effects that are not detectable by the usual clinical tests
  • a subclinical infection
  • subclinical cancer

subclinically

play \ˌsəb-ˈkli-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of subclinical

1916

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subclinical

adjective sub·clin·i·cal \ -ˈklin-i-kəl \

medical Definition of subclinical

: not detectable or producing effects that are not detectable by the usual clinical tests
  • a subclinical infection
  • subclinical cancer

subclinically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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