Chronic disease
Chronic Chron"ic, a. [L. chronicus, Gr. ? concerning time, from ? time: cf. F. chronique.] 1. Relating to time; according to time. [1913 Webster]

2. Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual. [1913 Webster]

{Chronic disease}, one which is inveterate, of long continuance, or progresses slowly, in distinction from an acute disease, which speedly terminates. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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