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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having symptoms that develop slowly or appear long after inception. Used of a disease.

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  • adj. belated (of symptoms etc.)

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  • adj. late-occurring (especially with reference to symptoms of a disease)

Etymologies

French, feminine of tardif, from Old French, slow; see tardy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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