Definition of sublethal in English:

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Pronunciation: /səbˈlēTHəl/


Having an effect less than lethal.
Example sentences
  • 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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