In the U.S., she said, chronic disease accounts for 75 percent of health care costs.
Every petty little hiccup that beset its launch was magnified as an index of its chronic malfunction.
How did a star researcher into the medical mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome end up in jail and unemployed?
So Junior Seau's family is suing the NFL over head injuries, which lead to chronic brain damage, and possibly his suicide.
A CT scan showed the man suffered from bleeding—medically known as chronic subdural haematoma—on the right side of his brain.
chronic constipation is the result of proctitis and colitis.
chronic rheumatism had recently compelled him to retire from the service.
She grew thin and seemed to be suffering from a chronic cough.
In chronic diseases, especially those of the lungs, where there is no inflammation, a change of air is much to be recommended.
chronic peritonitis is a rare complication of gastric ulcer (Moore, Vierordt).
early 15c., of diseases, "lasting a long time," from Middle French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Vague disapproving sense (from 17c.) is from association with diseases and later addictions.
chronic chron·ic (krŏn'ĭk)
Of long duration. Used of a disease of slow progress and long continuance.
Relating to an illness or medical condition that is characterized by long duration or frequent recurrence. Diabetes and hypertension are chronic diseases. Compare acute.
Marijuana; pot: Smoking a spliff of high-octane chronic (1990s+)