Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

subacute

play
adjective sub·acute \-ə-ˈkyüt\

Definition of subacute

  1. 1 :  having a tapered but not sharply pointed form <subacute leaves>

  2. 2a :  falling between acute and chronic in character especially when closer to acute <subacute endocarditis>b :  less marked in severity or duration than a corresponding acute state <subacute pain>

sub·acute·ly adverb



Medical Dictionary

subacute

play
adjective sub·acute \ˌsəb-ə-ˈkyüt\

Medical Definition of subacute

  1. 1:  falling between acute and chronic in character especially when closer to acute <subacute endocarditis>

  2. 2:  less marked in severity or duration than a corresponding acute state <subacute pain>

  3. sub·acute·ly adverb




Learn More about subacute


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up subacute? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 12, 2016

of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ