subinhibitory

adjective
sub·​in·​hib·​i·​to·​ry | \ ˌsəb-in-ˈhi-bə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce subinhibitory (audio) \

Definition of subinhibitory

: not producing inhibition (as of bacterial growth) : not completely inhibitory nonlethal, subinhibitory concentrations of antibiotics

First Known Use of subinhibitory

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Subinhibitory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subinhibitory. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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subinhibitory

adjective
sub·​in·​hib·​i·​to·​ry | \ ˈsəb-in-ˈhi-bə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce subinhibitory (audio) \

Medical Definition of subinhibitory

: being or containing a concentration that is below one capable of inhibiting the detectable growth and replication of a microorganism subinhibitory concentrations of antimicrobial agents subinhibitory antibiotics subinhibitory doses

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