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


:  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

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


noun epi·phe·nom·e·non \ˌep-i-fə-ˈnäm-ə-ˌnän, -nən\

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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