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chronic (adjective), more chronic, most chronic
1. A reference to diseases, etc.; lasting a long time: Rheumatism is usually a chronic ailment.
2. Descriptive of expressions of disapproval involving severe and objectionable behavior: Mike's friend was a chronic liar to such a degree that even when he told the truth no one believed him.
Relating to a perpetual habit or behavior.
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Descriptive of having a continuous and prolonged bad habit.
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Word Entries containing the term: “chronic
benign familial chronic pemphigus
A nonspecific term for blistering skin diseases: "The renowned dermatologist assured the patient with the blisters on her face that she had a form of benign (harmless) familial chronic pemphigus."
This entry is located in the following unit: pemphig-, pemphi- + (page 1)
chronic byssinosis
A reference to byssinosis in workers who have had years of exposure to textile dust, marked by permanent dyspnea, probably due to smooth muscle contraction after histamine release induced by chemicals in the dust.
This entry is located in the following unit: bysso-, byss- + (page 1)
chronic idiopathic pelvic pain (CIPP)
An unexplained pelvic pain in a woman that has lasted six months or longer.
This entry is located in the following unit: pelvi-, pelvio-, pelvo-, pelyco- + (page 1)
chronic illness (s), chronic illnesses (pl) (nouns)
An illness that continues for a long time: "A chronic illness usually lasts three months or more."

In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, the 'father of medicine' distinguished diseases that were acute; that is, abrupt, sharp, and brief; from those that were chronic."

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chronic posterior laryngitis
A form of laryngitis involving principally the interarytenoid area; thought to be caused by regurgitation of gastric contents.
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chronic subglottic laryngitis, chorditis vocalis inferior
Prolonged inflammation of the mucous membrane extending below from the vocal folds for up to several centimeters.
chronic tetanus
1. A latent infection in a healed wound, reactivated on opening the wound.
2. A form of tetanus in which the onset and progress of the disease are slower and more prolonged and the symptoms are less severe.
This entry is located in the following unit: tetan-, tetano-, tetani- (page 1)
long-chronic illness
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 13)
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chronic offenders
Habitual criminal offenders; repeat offenders; persistent offenders; and young people who commit frequent delinquent acts.
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chronic recidivists
People who continue to commit new crimes after being convicted of former offenses.
This entry is located in the following unit: Criminal Court Words or Judicial Terms + (page 7)