Definition of sublethal in English:

sublethal

Syllabification: sub·le·thal
Pronunciation: /səbˈlēTHəl
 
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adjective

  • Having an effect less than lethal.
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    • The impacts of, an attracticide approach can include both lethal and sublethal effects such as the interference with mate location by males.
    • Anything breathing the air or drinking the water is also exposed to a soup of chemicals, like dioxins, PCBs, and heavy metals, that can also have important sublethal effects.
    • From 1979 to 1985, he conducted his own extensive collaborative research program on the sublethal effects of oil on seabirds.

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