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del·e·te·ri·ous

 (dĕl′ĭ-tîr′ē-əs)
adj.
Having a harmful effect; injurious: the deleterious effects of smoking.

[From Greek dēlētērios, from dēlētēr, destroyer, from dēleisthai, to harm.]

del′e·te′ri·ous·ly adv.
del′e·te′ri·ous·ness n.
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deleterious

(ˌdɛlɪˈtɪərɪəs)
adj
harmful; injurious; hurtful
[C17: from New Latin dēlētērius, from Greek dēlētērios injurious, destructive, from dēleisthai to hurt]
ˌdeleˈteriously adv
ˌdeleˈteriousness n
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del•e•te•ri•ous

(ˌdɛl ɪˈtɪər i əs)

adj.
1. injurious to health.
2. harmful; injurious.
[1635–45; < Greek dēlētḗrios destructive, adj. derivative of dēlētḗr destroyer =dēlē-, variant s. of dēleîsthai to hurt, injure + -tēr agent suffix; see -ous]
del`e•te′ri•ous•ly, adv.
del`e•te′ri•ous•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deleterious - harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
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deleterious

adjective (Formal) harmful, bad, damaging, destructive, detrimental, hurtful, pernicious, ruinous, prejudicial, injurious Fear of crime is having a deleterious effect on society.
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deleterious

adjective
Causing harm or injury:
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Translations

deleterious

[ˌdelɪˈtɪərɪəs] ADJ (frm) → nocivo, perjudicial (to para)
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deleterious

adj (form)schädlich (to für)
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deleterious

[ˌdelɪˈtɪərɪəs] adj (frm) deleterious (to)deleterio/a (per)
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del·e·te·ri·ous

a. deletéreo-a, nocivo-a, dañino-a.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Variant annotation, including such information as gene, variant consequence, in silico prediction of deleteriousness by SIFT [14] and PolyPhen [15], and various minor allele frequencies, was performed by the variant effect predictor [16].
The CLCN1 c.1205C>T was previously reported as a causative mutation in a sporadic MC patient.[sup][19] The absence of 200 controls and the predicted deleteriousness demonstrated that CLCN1 c.1205C>T mutation was responsible for this case.
In the present computational study, various softwares have been employed for functional and structural analysis of non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (nsSNP) in the protein coding exons of INPP5E (MIM# 613037) gene to determine its deleteriousness. Mutation in this gene causes Joubert syndrome (MIM # 213300).
Then, we discuss computational methods that use comparative genomics to predict deleteriousness of nsSNPs in both coding and noncoding regions.
Burrow does an excellent job of elucidating the complexity of King's sexism without minimizing its inevitable deleteriousness.
While Roy acknowledges its historical significance as an expression of the popular racist ideas circulating in British Columbia at the time" (vi), she closes by pointing out that it is obsolete, the implication being that Canadians have come to understand the deleteriousness of racism.