chronic disease

A disease of long duration. (Compare acute disease.)


Nearby words

  1. chronic adrenocortical insufficiency,
  2. chronic alcoholism,
  3. chronic atrophic thyroiditis,
  4. chronic bronchitis,
  5. chronic desquamative gingivitis,
  6. chronic familial jaundice,
  7. chronic fatigue syndrome,
  8. chronic glaucoma,
  9. chronic granulomatous disease,
  10. chronic idiopathic jaundice

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