Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to sublethal: sublethal dose


Less than lethal: sublethal dosages.

sub·le′thal·ly adv.


not strong enough to kill


(sʌbˈli θəl)

almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison.
sub•le′thal•ly, adv.


adj subletal
References in periodicals archive ?
through sublethal toxicity effects) and reduce longer-term colony viability.
Soon, a beehive can be inadvertently soaked in sublethal chemicals, while the beekeeper had only the best intentions.
Going a step further, Gates is also trying to 'train' corals to survive rising temperatures, exposing them to sublethal heat stress in the hope they can 'somehow fix that in their memory' and survive similar stress in the future.
padi may probably be exposed to sublethal concentrations of insecticides under field conditions, and this may lead to sublethal effects.
Tenders are invited for provide bio-monitoring testing to determine if wastewater treatment plant effluent is toxic or has sublethal effects on living organisms.
Bullying is a sublethal, non-physical form of violence--psychological in both its execution and impact on targeted individuals.
Behavioral and metabolic effects of sublethal doses of two insecticides, chlorpyrifos and methomyl, in the Egyptian cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
The present study was conducted to determine the hepatic antioxidant responses and hematological parameters in juvenile African catfish Clarias gariepinus exposed to sublethal concentrations of Psychotria microphylla leaf extract.
Studies of the sublethal effects of ecdysone agonists in several important pests have been widely documented, in both larvae and adults.
2] (100 [micro]M and 200 [micro]M for 24 hours) as well as the sublethal concentration of [H.
In the past three decades or so, new pathogens, pests, parasites, and pressures, such as sublethal impacts of pesticides and deficient nutrition, have increased average losses of managed honey bee colonies to more than 30 percent a year.