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liminal

 [lim´ĭ-nal]
barely perceptible; pertaining to a threshold.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

liminal

Pertaining to a threshold.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

lim·i·nal

(lim'i-năl)
Pertaining to a threshold.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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