Definition of subform in English:

subform

noun

  • A subordinate or secondary form.

    • ‘Based on such ‘characters’, an impressive number of varieties, forms and subforms have been described.’
    • ‘Early markers of acute ischemia include myoglobin and creatine kinase-MB subforms, when available.’
    • ‘Serum markers such as aspartate transaminase, lactate dehydrogenase, and lactate dehydrogenase subforms no longer are used because they lack cardiac specificity and their delayed elevation precludes early diagnosis.’
    • ‘CK-MB subforms may be most efficient for early diagnosis (within six hours) of myocardial infarction.’
    • ‘These studies, by and large, do not enroll patients with the subforms of depression that respond more favorably to antidepressants and are plagued by ‘inflation’ of entry symptom severity thresholds.’

Pronunciation

subform

/ˈsʌbfɔːm/