appearing or tending to appear late, as in human development or in the treatment of a disease.

1960–65; < French tardive, feminine of tardif tardy

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

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Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements, especially of the lower face.
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