subclinical

[suhb-klin-i-kuhl]
adjective Medicine/Medical.
pertaining to an early stage of a disease; having no noticeable clinical symptoms.

Origin:
1930–35; sub- + clinical

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To subclinical
Collins
World English Dictionary
subclinical (sʌbˈklɪnɪkəl)
 
adj
med of or relating to the stage in the course of a disease before the symptoms are first noted
 
sub'clinically
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

subclinical sub·clin·i·cal (sŭb-klĭn'ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Not manifesting characteristic clinical symptoms. Used of a disease or condition.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
In one study, improving their sleep by treating the sleep disorder dropped average symptom ratings to subclinical levels.
But their rate of subclinical hyperthyroidism did increase.
There are three basic patterns of polio infection: subclinical infections, nonparalytic, and paralytic.
Hypothyroidism is separated into either overt or subclinical disease.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature