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

Other Words from subclinical

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

Examples of subclinical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These findings imply that troponins are associated with early signs of subclinical myocardial injury and atherosclerosis, and might potentially help provide early signs of underlying coronary artery disease in asymptomatic individuals. Christos Varounis, Scientific American, 3 Nov. 2021 This association with cardiac morphology and function might indicate that cardiac troponins can detect subclinical myocardial damage or injury in otherwise healthy individuals13. Christos Varounis, Scientific American, 3 Nov. 2021 There's probably a lot of people with mild to subclinical infection since more of the infection is happening in a younger population that's less likely to become very symptomatic. CBS News, 25 July 2021 And pre-cognitive decline is underreported, which is scary because elders with subclinical cognitive impairment have eroded financial judgment which puts people at risk of fraud finds Professor Patricia Boyle from Rush Medical College. Teresa Ghilarducci, Forbes, 29 May 2021 There was also speculation that India’s tight living quarters might have produced millions of subclinical infections, creating a mild, natural immunity. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 17 May 2021 In other words, hangover anxiety can be one of these subclinical (not severe enough to be diagnosed) symptoms of withdrawal. Christina Stiehl, SELF, 1 Jan. 2021 The question now is: What to do about the people who have subclinical myocarditis after COVID-19, which presents with no symptoms and can be seen only on a medical scanner? Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 21 Sep. 2020 Sadick says that the scraping creates subclinical (microscopic) wounds in the skin. Devon Abelman, Allure, 8 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of subclinical

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Subclinical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subclinical. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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 subclinical (audio) \ adverb

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