semilethal

noun
semi·​le·​thal | \ ˌse-mē-ˈlē-thəl How to pronounce semilethal (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semilethal

: a mutation that in the homozygous condition produces more than 50 percent mortality but not complete mortality

Other Words from semilethal

semilethal adjective

First Known Use of semilethal

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Semilethal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semilethal. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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semilethal

noun
semi·​le·​thal | \ -ˈlē-thəl How to pronounce semilethal (audio) \

Medical Definition of semilethal

: a mutation that in the homozygous condition produces more than 50 percent mortality but not complete mortality

Other Words from semilethal

semilethal adjective

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