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Insidious disease

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Insidious disease (Med) a disease existing, without marked symptoms, but ready to become active upon some slight occasion; a disease not appearing to be as bad as it really is.
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Usage

In literature:

The strong man must at all times be alert to the attack of insidious disease.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
The strong man must at all times be alert to the attack of insidious disease.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
The violence of the battle may be cheaply braved, but the insidious attacks of disease appal the boldest.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
A disease, perhaps, the more insidious of the two.
"The Theory of Social Revolutions" by Brooks Adams
Day by day she grew more and more feeble, without those who were constantly by her side observing the insidious workings of disease.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
The health of the actress had been long declining, under the almost unsuspected attacks of a slow, insidious disease.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
The scab fungus, which seems to appear on your apples out here, is one of the most insidious diseases we have in the whole fruit industry.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
For a long time his strong will had braced against the insidious disease.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
An injury to his thigh had led to the onset of an insidious hip disease.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Fall fever is (in our case at any rate) more insidious than the familiar disease of spring.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
Disease, our insidious ally and insurgent bullets will take care of all they can send.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
About the same time an insidious disease was wearing away his life.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
An insidious disease of Begonia leaves has recently made its appearance.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
So insidious was her disease, that, when summoned to her sick bed, Frank found no skill could save her.
"Cora and The Doctor" by Harriette Newell Baker
The incubation period is very variable, ranging from one to three weeks, while the onset of the disease itself is usually insidious.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
It is folly to talk of the will overcoming a disease that has insidiously sapped its foundation.
"Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science" by Hudson Tuttle
The insidious disease was continuing its damnable work.
"Caybigan" by James Hopper
Meanwhile Abe's mother had also fallen a victim to the insidious disease.
"Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1 (of 2) The True Story Of A Great Life" by William H. Herndon Jesse W. Weik
Kidney disease is often extremely insidious.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Be this, however, as it may, it is the fact that very many post-runners die from that insidious disease, consumption.
"The Royal Mail" by James Wilson Hyde
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In news:

View full size Celeste Cosentino "This disease is the most insidious killer we've ever seen," says Dr Emma Brookner in Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart".
Ovarian cancer an insidious, dangerous disease.
Cushing 's disease is a complex and insidious disease that develops as a result of the body overproducing the stress hormone cortisol.
Parkinson 's disease appears to spread through the brain by means of a simple yet insidious mechanism, according to research published Friday by University of Pennsylvania scientists.
Parkinson 's disease appears to spread through the brain by means of a simple yet insidious mechanism, according to research to be published Friday by University of Pennsylvania scientists.
Finding a cure for that most insidious disease.
Parkinson's disease appears to spread through the brain by means of a simple yet insidious mechanism, according to research published Friday by University of Pennsylvania scientists.
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