adjective Date: 1895 less than but usually only slightly less than lethal <
a sublethal dose
sublethally adverb

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  • sublethal — [sub lē′thəl] adj. not quite lethal; insufficient to cause death [a sublethal dose of poison] …   English World dictionary

  • sublethal — /sub lee theuhl/, adj. almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison. [1890 95; SUB + LETHAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • sublethal — Not quite lethal. * * * sub·le·thal .səb lē thəl, .səb adj less than but usu. only slightly less than lethal <a sublethal dose> sub·le·thal·ly thə lē adv * * * sub·le·thal (səb leґthəl) not quite fatal; insufficient to cause death …   Medical dictionary

  • sublethal — sub•le•thal [[t]sʌbˈli θəl[/t]] adj. med almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison[/ex] • Etymology: 1890–95 sub•le′thal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • sublethal mutation — sublethal mutation. = semi lethal (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sublethal — adjective Less than lethal …   Wiktionary

  • sublethal — sub·lethal …   English syllables

  • sublethal — /sʌbˈliθəl/ (say sub leethuhl) adjective almost lethal or fatal …  

  • sublethal —   a. not quite fatal …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sublethal — …   Useful english dictionary

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