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tardive

[tahr-div] /ˈtɑr dɪv/
adjective
1.
appearing or tending to appear late, as in human development or in the treatment of a disease.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < French tardive, feminine of tardif tardy
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tar-dive in Medicine

tardive tar·dive (tär'dĭv)
adj.
Having symptoms that develop slowly or that appear long after inception. Used of a disease.

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