subvisible

adjective
sub·​vis·​i·​ble | \ ˌsəb-ˈvi-zə-bəl How to pronounce subvisible (audio) \
variants: or sub-visible

Definition of subvisible

: not visible without the aid of special instruments subvisible particles subvisible cirrus clouds For Great Lakes fishermen, the immediate threat is not the thumb-size grown-ups but the subvisible larvae they spawn by the tens of thousands. Off the shores of Toledo and Cleveland and near Leamington, Ont., a single cubic meter of water often contains a half-million mussel larvae.— Geoffrey Cowley

First Known Use of subvisible

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Subvisible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subvisible. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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