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symptomatic

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

medical : showing that a particular disease is present

: relating to or showing symptoms of a disease

: showing the existence of a particular problem

Full Definition of SYMPTOMATIC

1
a :  being a symptom of a disease
b :  having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause <symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage>
2
:  concerned with, affecting, or having symptoms <symptomatic treatment> <a symptomatic patient>
3
:  characteristic, indicative <his behavior was symptomatic of his character>
symp·tom·at·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of SYMPTOMATIC

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

First Known Use of SYMPTOMATIC

1698

symptomatic

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

Medical Definition of SYMPTOMATIC

1
a :  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
:  concerned with or affecting symptoms <symptomatic treatment>
3
:  having symptoms <a symptomatic patient>
symp·tom·at·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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