second-line

adjective
sec·​ond-line | \ ˈse-kᵊn(d)-ˈlīn How to pronounce second-line (audio) \

Definition of second-line

: not being the usual or preferred choice second-line drugs to treat tuberculosis — compare first-line

First Known Use of second-line

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Second-line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second-line. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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second-line

adjective
sec·​ond-line | \ ˌsek-ᵊn(d)-ˌlīn How to pronounce second-line (audio) \

Medical Definition of second-line

: being or using a drug that is not the usual or preferred choice — compare first-line

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