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indolent

 [in´do-lent]
1. causing little pain.
2. slow growing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·do·lent

(in'dō-lent),
Inactive; sluggish; painless or nearly so, said of a morbid process.
[L. in- neg. + doleo, pr. p. dolens (-ent-), to feel pain]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

indolent

(ĭn′də-lənt)
adj.
1.
a. Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy.
b. Conducive to inactivity or laziness; lethargic: humid, indolent weather.
2.
a. Causing little or no pain: an indolent tumor.
b. Slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive: an indolent ulcer.

in′do·lent·ly adv.
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indolent

adjective
Medspeak
Referring to a condition that may linger longer, but often slowly progresses to a more advanced stage—e.g., indolent lymphoma, indolent malignancy, indolent myeloma.

Vox populi
Slow growing.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

indolent

Medtalk adjective Referring to a condition which may linger longer, but often slowly progresses to a more advanced stage, as in an indolent CA Vox populi Slow growing
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in·do·lent

(in'dō-lĕnt)
Inactive; sluggish; painless or nearly so, said of a morbid process.
[L. in- neg. + doleo, pr. p. dolens (-ent-), to feel pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

indolent

Of slow progression or taking a long time to heal. Causing little or no pain. Often used of skin ulcers.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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