- somewhat or moderately acute.
Origin of subacute
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Theirs is a sort of subacute patriotism; but it has its use.Lord Kilgobbin
Had subacute rheumatism, with considerable swelling of ankle-joints.The Electric Bath
George M. Schweig
Ventral lobes of collar prolonged, subacute, not overlapping.
The cases of the subacute type are by far the most numerous.
Microscopically the process is found to be a subacute inflammation of the media, which has been called a mesaortitis.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
- intermediate between acute and chronic
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Word Origin and History for subacute
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- Between acute and chronic.
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