sublethal


sub·le·thal

adjective \ˌsəb-ˈlē-thəl\

Definition of SUBLETHAL

:  less than but usually only slightly less than lethal <a sublethal dose>
sub·le·thal·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of SUBLETHAL

1895

sub·le·thal

adjective \ˌsəb-ˈlē-thəl, ˌsəb-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBLETHAL

: less than but usually only slightly less than lethal <a sublethal dose>
sub·le·thal·ly \-thə-lē\ adverb

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