Definition of subchronic in English:

subchronic

adjective

  • 1Medicine. Of a disease, symptom, etc.: intermediate between acute and chronic; more chronic than acute; (in later use) specifically (of schizophrenia) having a duration which is greater than six months but less than two years.

  • 2Chiefly Pharmacology. Of an experimental study: having a fairly long duration (typically between one and three months).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The London Medical Gazette. From sub- + chronic.

Pronunciation

subchronic

/ˌsʌbˈkrɒnɪk/