subcurative

adjective
sub·​cu·​ra·​tive | \ ˌsəb-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tiv How to pronounce subcurative (audio) , -ˈkyər- \

Definition of subcurative

: not sufficient to cure a disease subcurative doses of anthelmintic drugs a subcurative treatment

First Known Use of subcurative

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcurative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcurative. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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subcurative

adjective
sub·​cu·​ra·​tive | \ ˌsəb-ˈkyu̇r-ət-iv How to pronounce subcurative (audio) \

Medical Definition of subcurative

: relating to or being a dose that is too small to produce a cure subcurative amounts of one drug may become curative when given with another

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