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sublethal

 [sub-le´thal]
insufficient to cause death.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sub·le·thal

(sŭb-lē'thăl),
Not quite lethal.
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sublethal

(sŭb-lē′thəl)
adj.
Less than lethal: sublethal dosages.

sub·le′thal·ly adv.
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sublethal

adjective Referring to that which does not kill a cell or organism, but usually forces adaptation for survival
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sub·le·thal

(sŭb-lē'thăl)
Slightly less than lethal.
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