Origin of chronic
Synonyms for chronic
Examples from the Web for chronicity
Historical Examples of chronicity
These are properly viewed as constituting a condition of chronicity.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The residue of such cases become chronic, and chronicity almost invariably means subsequent dementia.
Expectancy seems to make it certain that the lesions will come and attention adds to their chronicity.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
These have one element in common, that of chronicity, and are likewise the occasion of a progressive wasting of the body.
- very badthe play was chronic
- very serioushe left her in a chronic condition
Word Origin for chronic
early 15c., of diseases, "lasting a long time," from Middle French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Vague disapproving sense (from 17c.) is from association with diseases and later addictions.