Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Having symptoms that develop slowly or appear long after inception. Used of a disease.
[French, feminine of tardif, from Old French, slow; see tardy.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
literary tending to develop late; characterized by lateness
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adj.||1.||tardive - late-occurring (especially with reference to symptoms of a disease); "tardive dyskinesia"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Fr. tardío, retardado-a, que tarda en aparecer.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012