noun se·quela \si-ˈkwe-lə\
plural se·quel·ae \-ˈkwe-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of SEQUELA

:  an aftereffect of a disease, condition, or injury
:  a secondary result

Origin of SEQUELA

New Latin, from Latin, sequel
First Known Use: circa 1793
Medical Dictionary


noun se·quela \si-ˈkwe-lə\
plural se·quel·ae \-(ˌ)lē\

Medical Definition of SEQUELA

:  a negative aftereffect <prevention of the post-phlebitic sequelae—A. G. Sharf> <the emotional sequelae of early parental death—Sheila Ballantyne>


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