Definition of suboptimal in English:


Line breaks: sub|opti¦mal
Pronunciation: /sʌbˈɒptɪm(ə)l


  • Of less than the highest standard or quality.
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    • Alternate cavities may be scarce, distant, defended, suboptimal, of unknown quality, or themselves soiled.
    • The presence of endometriosis, tubal factor, or suboptimal sperm quality may halve the likelihood of spontaneous conception.
    • This gold standard may very well suffer from the problem of being a suboptimal gold standard.

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