subacute

[suhb-uh-kyoot]

Origin of subacute

First recorded in 1745–55; sub- + acute
Related formssub·a·cute·ly, adverb
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subacute

adjective
  1. intermediate between acute and chronic
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Word Origin and History for subacute
adj.

1752, from sub- + acute.

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subacute in Medicine

subacute

[sŭb′ə-kyōōt]
adj.
  1. Between acute and chronic.
Related formssub′a•cutely adv.
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