subinhibitory

adjective sub·in·hib·i·to·ry \ ˌsəb-in-ˈhi-bə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of subinhibitory

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

First Known Use of subinhibitory

1923

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subinhibitory

adjective sub·in·hib·i·to·ry \ ˈsəb-in-ˈhi-bə-ˌtȯr-ē \

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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