Definition of subclinical in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a disease which is not severe enough to present definite or readily observable symptoms.

    • ‘Overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome have evidence of subclinical cardiovascular disease.’
    • ‘We cannot exclude the possibility that some children in our study had subclinical gastrointestinal symptoms before their presentation with autistic behaviour.’
    • ‘Improvement was defined as partial or complete resolution of clinical or subclinical symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy.’
    • ‘Some venous thromboembolisms may be subclinical, whereas others present as sudden pulmonary embolus or symptomatic deep vein thrombosis.’
    • ‘Most of the infected persons remain asymptomatic or suffer from subclinical infection3.’