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Definition of "subclinical" [subclinical]

  • Not manifesting characteristic clinical symptoms. Used of a disease or condition. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subclinical" in a sentence
  • "However, if you consider the fact that the investigators in most studies of ADHD are more rigorous in their election process than clinicians, who often diagnose and prescribe stimulants for "subclinical" cases, the percentage of nongenetic impulsive/inattentive behavior is probably far higher than 85%."
  • "But they can also cause "subclinical" infections that, despite a lack of symptoms, are the single biggest risk factor for cervical cancer."
  • "Whatever the neurological effects of fluoride are exactly, Williams argues that the antifluoridationists lost the debate - at least for now - simply because the good effects of fluoride are more perceptible than the time-latent, sometimes merely "subclinical" neurological effects that apparently result from the ingestion of fluoride."