subacute


sub·acute

adjective \-ə-ˈkyüt\

Definition of SUBACUTE

1
:  having a tapered but not sharply pointed form <subacute leaves>
2
a :  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

First Known Use of SUBACUTE

1822

sub·acute

adjective \ˌsəb-ə-ˈkyüt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBACUTE

1
: falling between acute and chronic in character especially when closer to acute <subacute endocarditis>
2
: less marked in severity or duration than a corresponding acute state <subacute pain>
sub·acute·ly adverb

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