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* * *sub·acute .səb-ə-'kyüt adj1) falling between acute and chronic in character esp. when closer to acute <\subacute endocarditis>2) less marked in severity or duration than a corresponding acute state <\subacute pain>sub·acute·ly adv
* * *adj.describing a disease that progresses more rapidly than a chronic condition but does not become acute.
* * *sub·acute (sub″ə-kūtґ) somewhat acute; between acute and chronic.
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subacute — [sub΄ə kyo͞ot′] adj. 1. somewhat acute; nearly pointed [subacute angle] 2. between acute and chronic [a subacute disease] subacutely adv … English World dictionary
Subacute — Sub a*cute , a. Moderalely acute. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
subacute — 1752, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + ACUTE (Cf. acute) … Etymology dictionary
subacute — adjective Date: 1822 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 … New Collegiate Dictionary
subacute — sub•a•cute [[t]ˌsʌb əˈkyut[/t]] adj. somewhat or moderately acute: a subacute fever[/ex] • Etymology: 1745–55 sub a•cute′ly, adv … From formal English to slang
subacute — Having characteristics of both acute and chronic. This is the state in a disease when most of the aches and pains have subsided and you are likely to overdo things and not completely recover. The chest cold that lingers for weeks as a stubborn … Herbal-medical glossary
subacute — Description of a disease that progresses more rapidly than a chronic disease and more slowly than an acute one … Dictionary of molecular biology
subacute — subacutely, adv. /sub euh kyooht /, adj. somewhat or moderately acute. [1745 55; SUB + ACUTE] * * * … Universalium
subacute — adjective a) Less than acute b) Having a pointed tip, but with a broad or slightly rounded angle … Wiktionary
subacute — adj. moderately severe, somewhat acute (Medicine) … English contemporary dictionary