subacute

[ suhb-uh-kyoot ]
/ ˌsʌb əˈkyut /
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adjective

somewhat or moderately acute.

Nearby words

  1. sub.,
  2. subabdominal,
  3. subacetate,
  4. subacid,
  5. subacromial bursa,
  6. subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord,
  7. subacute inflammation,
  8. subacute migratory panniculitis,
  9. subacute necrotizing myelitis,
  10. subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

Origin of subacute

First recorded in 1745–55; sub- + acute

Related formssub·a·cute·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for subacute

subacute

/ (ˌsʌbəˈkjuːt) /

adjective

intermediate between acute and chronic
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Word Origin and History for subacute

subacute

adj.

1752, from sub- + acute.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for subacute

subacute

[ sŭb′ə-kyōōt ]

adj.

Between acute and chronic.
Related formssub′a•cutely adv.


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