subclinical


subclinical
Denoting the presence of a disease without manifest symptoms; may be an early stage in the evolution of a disease.

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sub·clin·i·cal -'klin-i-kəl adj not detectable or producing effects that are not detectable by the usual clinical tests <a \subclinical infection> <\subclinical cancer>
sub·clin·i·cal·ly -k(ə-)lē adv

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adj.
describing a disease that is suspected but is not sufficiently developed to produce definite signs and symptoms in the patient.

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sub·clin·i·cal (səb-klinґĭ-kəl) without clinical manifestations; said of the early stage(s) of an infection or other disease or abnormality before symptoms and signs become apparent or detectable by clinical examination or laboratory tests, or of a very mild form of an infection or other disease or abnormality. See also under infection.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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