sublethal

[ suhb-lee-thuh l ]
/ sʌbˈli θəl /

adjective

almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison.

Nearby words

  1. sublattice,
  2. sublease,
  3. sublessee,
  4. sublessor,
  5. sublet,
  6. subleukemic leukemia,
  7. sublicense,
  8. sublicensee,
  9. sublieutenant,
  10. sublimable

Origin of sublethal

First recorded in 1890–95; sub- + lethal

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Medicine definitions for sublethal

sublethal

[ sŭb-lēthəl ]

adj.

Not sufficient to cause death.
Related formssub•lethal•ly adv.


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