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insidious

 [in-sid´e-us]
coming on stealthily; of gradual and subtle development.

in·sid·i·ous

(in-sid'ē-ŭs),
Treacherous; stealthy; denoting a disease that progresses gradually with inapparent symptoms.
[L. insidiosus, cunning, fr. insidiae (pl.), an ambush]

insidious

/in·sid·i·ous/ (-sid´e-us) coming on stealthily; of gradual and subtle development.

insidious

[insid′ē·əs]
Etymology: L, insidiosus, cunning
describing a development that is gradual, subtle, or imperceptible. Certain chronic diseases, such as glaucoma, can develop insidiously with symptoms that are not detected by the patient until the disorder is established. Compare acute.

in·sid·i·ous

(in-sid'ē-ŭs)
Treacherous; stealthy; denoting a disease that progresses gradually with inapparent symptoms.

insidious

Of disease, occurring or progressing in an imperceptible manner so as to reach a harmful stage before being suspected.

Insidious

Developing in a stealthy or gradual manner. Sydenham's chorea may have an insidious onset.
Mentioned in: Sydenham's Chorea

insidious

gradual disease progression, showing few signs or symptoms

in·sid·i·ous

(in-sid'ē-ŭs)
Treacherous; stealthy; denoting a disease that progresses gradually with inapparent symptoms.

insidious

coming on stealthily; a gradual and subtle development.
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