Definition of subacute in English:



  • 1Medicine
    (of a condition) between acute and chronic.

    • ‘There are three different clinical presentations that have been described: acute, subacute, and chronic.’
    • ‘Delirium can be caused by a medical emergency or a subacute, chronic medical condition.’
    • ‘Its clinical presentations have classically been defined as acute, subacute, and chronic.’
    • ‘Historically, osteomyelitis has been categorized as acute, subacute or chronic, with the presentation of each type based on the time of disease onset.’
    • ‘A bone abscess found during the subacute or chronic stage of hematogenous osteomyelitis is known as a Brodie's abscess.’
  • 2Moderately acute in shape or angle.