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liminal

 [lim´ĭ-nal]
barely perceptible; pertaining to a threshold.

lim·i·nal

(lim'i-năl),
1. Pertaining to a threshold.
2. Pertaining to a stimulus just strong enough to excite a tissue, for example, nerve or muscle.
[L. limen (limin-), a threshold]

liminal

/lim·i·nal/ (lim´ĭ-n'l) barely perceptible; pertaining to a threshold.

liminal

(lĭm′ə-nəl)
adj.
Existing at the limen. Used of stimuli.

lim′i·nal′i·ty (-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
lim′i·nal·ly adv.

lim·i·nal

(lim'i-năl)
1. Pertaining to a threshold.
2. Pertaining to a stimulus just strong enough to excite a tissue, e.g., nerve or muscle.

liminal

a stimulus just strong enough to excite, e.g. nerve tissue, muscle contraction

liminal

Pertaining to a threshold.

lim·i·nal

(lim'i-năl)
Pertaining to a threshold.

liminal

barely perceptible; pertaining to a threshold.
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