chronic granulomatous disease n.
A congenital defect in the ability of polymorphonuclear leukocytes to kill phagocytized bacteria, resulting in increased susceptibility to severe infections. Also called congenital dysphagocytosis.
- Chronic idiopathic jaundice
chronic idiopathic jaundice n. See Dubin Johnson syndrome.
- Chronic inflammation
chronic inflammation n. Inflammation that may have a rapid or slow onset but is characterized primarily by its persistence and lack of clear resolution; it occurs when the tissues are unable to overcome the effects of the injuring agent.
- Chronic interstitial salpingitis
chronic interstitial salpingitis n. Salpingitis in which fibrosis or mononuclear cell infiltration involves all layers of the fallopian tube or eustachian tube. Also called pachysalpingitis.
[kron-ik] /ˈkrɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar. 2. continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war. 3. having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid. 4. (of a disease) having long duration (opposed to ). noun 5. Slang. . /ˈkrɒnɪk/ adjective […]