subcurative

adjective sub·cu·ra·tive \ ˌsəb-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tiv , -ˈkyər- \

Definition of subcurative

: not sufficient to cure a disease
  • a subcurative treatment

First Known Use of subcurative

1917

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subcurative

adjective sub·cu·ra·tive \ ˌsəb-ˈkyu̇r-ət-iv \

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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