subthreshold

adjective

sub·​thresh·​old ˌsəb-ˈthre-ˌshōld How to pronounce subthreshold (audio)
-ˈthresh-ˌhōld
: inadequate to produce a response
subthreshold dosage
a subthreshold stimulus

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subthreshold was in 1894

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“Subthreshold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subthreshold. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

subthreshold

adjective
sub·​thresh·​old ˌsəb-ˈthresh-ˌ(h)ōld, ˈsəb- How to pronounce subthreshold (audio)
: inadequate to produce a response
subthreshold dosages
a subthreshold stimulus
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