somewhat or moderately acute.

1745–55; sub- + acute

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subacute (ˌsʌbəˈkjuːt)
intermediate between acute and chronic

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subacute sub·a·cute (sŭb'ə-kyōōt')
Between acute and chronic.

sub'a·cute'ly adv.
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Tests for other antibodies will rule out or confirm discoid lupus and subacute cutaneous lupus.
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