deleterious


del·e·te·ri·ous

adj \ˌdel-ə-ˈtir-ē-əs\

Definition of DELETERIOUS

: harmful often in a subtle or an unexpected way <the deleterious effects of radiation and chemotherapy on the marrow—Christine Gorman> <deleterious genes>

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up deleterious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More