subtherapeutic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ therapeutic

Adjective[edit]

subtherapeutic (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Administered at levels lower than would be used in actual treatment of a disease
    • 2009 February 1, Christine Muhlke, “Aging Gracefully”, New York Times:
      [] they require that the pigs be humanely raised and free of subtherapeutic antibiotics. “