- pertaining to an early stage of a disease; having no noticeable clinical symptoms.
Origin of subclinical
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- med of or relating to the stage in the course of a disease before the symptoms are first noted
- Not manifesting characteristic clinical symptoms. Used of a disease or condition.
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