Medical Dictionary


adj re·frac·to·ry \ri-ˈfrak-t(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of REFRACTORY

:  resistant to treatment or cure <a refractory fulminant lesion> <had disease that was extremely refractory to multiple intensive therapies—Michelle L. Bennett et al>
:  unresponsive to stimulus <the refractory period of a muscle fiber>
:  resistant or not responding to an infectious agent :  immune <refractory to reinfection>
May 22, 2015
nepotism Hear it
favoritism based on kinship
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears