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(sʌbˈɒptɪməl) or


not as good as possible, not quite optimal


(sʌbˈɒp tə məl)

also sub•op•ti•mum


being below an optimal level or standard.
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About 52 percent of adults age 65 and older have suboptimal vitamin D levels, and 27 percent have suboptimal vitamin B12 levels, according to a study conducted on 1,079 adults ages 65 to 93 years (Nutrients, Nov.
The health financing landscape in Nigeria is characterized by suboptimal government health investment and low level of citizen coverage by financial protection mechanisms.
The outcomes from donors who were older or who had diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity with a higher kidney donor risk index (KDPI) consistently had suboptimal function, regardless of donor source.
equivalence regime is suboptimal in this regard, since the prudential standards against which such an equivalence assessment would take place are only [.
Being classified as suboptimal properties, the disposal of these assets has been a long-standing investment strategy of the SSS for revenue generation.
2) To reduce the complexity, a suboptimal subcarrier and closed-form power allocation algorithm is proposed for each detector.
Pododermatitis and digital infections are often challenging to treat because of the presence of suboptimal substrates, abnormal weight-bearing due to injuries, and suboptimal nutritional or health status.
US-based medtech company Diaceutics' research results show that more than 156,000 cancer patients in the US and Europe could be missing out on targeted life-saving drugs every year due to suboptimal diagnostic testing therefore potentially affecting their chances of survival, the company said.
Its sample amplification process increases likelihood of detection and may compensate for suboptimal sample collection.
There is suboptimal progress in the states of Bihar and Rajasthan due to delay in their engaging system integrators.
Suboptimal serum and red blood cell folate levels have been associated with a poorer response to antidepressant therapy, a greater severity of symptoms, later onset of clinical improvement, and overall treatment resistance.
These results suggest that, in women with suboptimal iron stores, regular use of a high-phytate diet does not have a large effect on iron absorption.