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

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subvisible was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Subvisible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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