[ tahr-div ]
/ ˈtɑr dɪv /
appearing or tending to appear late, as in human development or in the treatment of a disease.
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Origin of tardive
1960–65; <French tardive, feminine of tardiftardy
Words nearby tardive
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Medical definitions for tardive
[ tär′dĭv ]
Having symptoms that develop slowly or that appear long after inception. Used of a disease.
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