subclinical

adjective
sub·​clin·​i·​cal | \ ˌsəb-ˈkli-ni-kəl How to pronounce subclinical (audio) \

Definition of subclinical

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

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Other Words from subclinical

subclinically \ ˌsəb-​ˈkli-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce subclinically (audio) \ adverb

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Another paper looking at 178 golden eagles sampled in the Helena National Forest in Montana from 2006 to 2012 showed that one-fourth had levels in the range of subclinical poisoning and 10 percent were above the poisoning threshold. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "This lead-poisoned eagle miraculously recovered. Most aren’t so lucky," 26 June 2019 The findings hinted that people may have somehow come down with subclinical infections that cleared up on their own, Meng said. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Rat hepatitis jumps to human for first time, spotlighting disease mystery," 2 Oct. 2018 The histopathology report states the cause of death to be most likely acute cardiac arrest potentially associated with early subclinical cardiac insufficiency found during the necropsy. Matt Rocheleau, BostonGlobe.com, "The details of 40 animal deaths, injuries, losses aboard US airlines," 15 Mar. 2018 Another paper looking at 178 golden eagles sampled in the Helena National Forest in Montana from 2006 to 2012 showed that one-fourth had levels in the range of subclinical poisoning and 10 percent were above the poisoning threshold. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "This lead-poisoned eagle miraculously recovered. Most aren’t so lucky," 26 June 2019 All of those traits must be present to warrant a diagnosis of subclinical psychopathy (as opposed to clinical psychopathy). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Acting like a psychopath is great for male CEOs, not so much for women," 26 Oct. 2018 The findings hinted that people may have somehow come down with subclinical infections that cleared up on their own, Meng said. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Rat hepatitis jumps to human for first time, spotlighting disease mystery," 2 Oct. 2018 And twice, maybe three times, as many suffer from what experts call subclinical eating disorders. Gracie Bonds Staples, chicagotribune.com, "Residential facilities can be key in treating eating disorders," 29 Mar. 2018 The histopathology report states the cause of death to be most likely acute cardiac arrest potentially associated with early subclinical cardiac insufficiency found during the necropsy. Matt Rocheleau, BostonGlobe.com, "The details of 40 animal deaths, injuries, losses aboard US airlines," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of subclinical

1916, in the meaning defined above

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subclinical

adjective
sub·​clin·​i·​cal | \ -ˈklin-i-kəl How to pronounce subclinical (audio) \

Medical Definition of subclinical

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

Other Words from subclinical

subclinically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce subclinically (audio) \ adverb

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