from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Limited by its or one's own characteristics rather than by external influences.
- adj. Medicine Running a definite course within a specific period; little modified by treatment. Used of a disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Limited by itself only; in pathology, tending to spontaneous recovery after a certain course: applied to certain diseases, as smallpox and many other acute diseases.
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- adj. relating to a disease that tends to run a definite course without treatment
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