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the quantity of a lethal substance, as a poison or pathogen, or of ionizing radiation that will kill 50 percent of the organisms subjected to it in a specified time period. Symbol: LD 5 0.
the amount of a drug or other substance that, when administered to a group of experimental animals, will kill 50 per cent of the group in a specified time
the amount of ionizing radiation that will kill 50 per cent of a population in a specified time


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