nontarget
adjective Date: 1945 not being the intended object of action by a particular agent <
effect of insecticides on nontarget organisms
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  • nontarget — adj. of something which is not a goal, of something that is not an objective …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nontarget — non·target …   English syllables

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  • NTO — nontarget organism …   Medical dictionary

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