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le·thal

(lē'thăl),
Pertaining to or causing death; especially denoting the causal agent.
[L. letalis, fr. letum, death]

lethal

/le·thal/ (le´th'l) fatal.

lethal

[lē′thəl]
deadly, capable of causing death.

le·thal

(lē'thăl)
1. Pertaining to or causing death; denoting especially the causal agent.
2. biowarfare An agent that causes death in 10% or more of healthy adults.
[L. letalis, deadly, fr. letum, death]

lethal

causing death.

le·thal

(lē'thăl)
Pertaining to or causing death; especially denoting the causal agent.
[L. letalis, deadly, fr. letum, death]

lethal

deadly; fatal.

lethal trait
an inherited characteristic that ensures the early death of the inheritor. See also inherited parakeratosis, and canine cyclic hematopoiesis.
lethal trait A46
see inherited parakeratosis.
lethal white
the name given to the progeny of white horses in which the gene for the white character is dominant. Their progeny have a very high mortality rate. The same applies to the offspring of a mating of two overo horses; the defect in these is atresia of the intestine.
lethal white foal disease
see lethal white (above).
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