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