sublethal

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adjective sub·le·thal \ˌsəb-ˈlē-thəl\

Definition of sublethal

  1. :  less than but usually only slightly less than lethal a sublethal dose

sublethally

play \-thə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of sublethal

1887


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sublethal

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adjective sub·le·thal \ˌsəb-ˈlē-thəl, ˌsəb-\

Medical Definition of sublethal

  1. :  less than but usually only slightly less than lethal a sublethal dose

sublethally

\-thə-lē\play adverb

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