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symptomatic

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adjective symp·tom·at·ic \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈma-tik\

Simple Definition of symptomatic

  • medical : showing that a particular disease is present

  • : relating to or showing symptoms of a disease

  • : showing the existence of a particular problem

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of symptomatic

  1. 1a :  being a symptom of a diseaseb :  having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause <symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage>

  2. 2 :  concerned with, affecting, or having symptoms <symptomatic treatment> <a symptomatic patient>

  3. 3 :  characteristic, indicative <his behavior was symptomatic of his character>

symptomatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of symptomatic in a sentence

  1. <a fever's refusal to respond to antibiotics is symptomatic of a viral infection>



1698

First Known Use of symptomatic

1698

Rhymes with symptomatic

achromatic, acrobatic, aerobatic, anabatic, antistatic, aromatic, Asiatic, astigmatic, autocratic, automatic, bureaucratic, charismatic, cinematic, democratic, diplomatic, Eleatic, emblematic, enzymatic, Hanseatic, hieratic, Hippocratic, hydrostatic, kerygmatic, kleptocratic, melismatic, mobocratic, monocratic, morganatic, numismatic, operatic, phallocratic, photostatic, plutocratic, pre-Socratic, problematic, programmatic, systematic, technocratic, theocratic, thermostatic, undogmatic, undramatic


Medical Dictionary

symptomatic

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adjective symp·tom·at·ic \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of symptomatic

  1. 1a:  being a symptom of a disease <gummas symptomatic of syphilis>b:  having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause <symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage>

  2. 2:  concerned with or affecting symptoms <symptomatic treatment>

  3. 3:  having symptoms <a symptomatic patient>

symptomatically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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