subtherapeutic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ therapeutic

AdjectiveEdit

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”, in New York Times[1]:
      [] they require that the pigs be humanely raised and free of subtherapeutic antibiotics. “