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subacute

Syllabification: sub·a·cute
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbəˈkyo͞ot
 
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Definition of subacute in English:

adjective

1 Medicine (Of a condition) between acute and chronic.
Example sentences
  • Delirium can be caused by a medical emergency or a subacute, chronic medical condition.
  • A bone abscess found during the subacute or chronic stage of hematogenous osteomyelitis is known as a Brodie's abscess.
  • There are three different clinical presentations that have been described: acute, subacute, and chronic.

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