epiphenomenon


epi·phe·nom·e·non

noun \-ˈnä-mə-ˌnän, -nən\
plural epi·phe·nom·e·na\-ˌnä, -nə\

Definition of EPIPHENOMENON

:  a secondary phenomenon accompanying another and caused by it; specifically :  a secondary mental phenomenon that is caused by and accompanies a physical phenomenon but has no causal influence itself

First Known Use of EPIPHENOMENON

circa 1706

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

epi·phe·nom·e·non

noun \ˌep-i-fə-ˈnäm-ə-ˌnän, -nən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EPIPHENOMENON

: an accidental or accessory event or process occurring in the course of a disease but not necessarily related to that disease

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