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symbol

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noun sym·bol \ˈsim-bəl\

Medical Definition of symbol

  1. :  something that stands for or suggests something else: asa:  an arbitrary or conventional sign used in writing or printing relating to a particular field to represent operations, quantities, elements, relations, or qualitiesb:  an object or act representing something in the unconscious mind that has been repressed <phallic symbols>

  2. sym·bol·ic \sim-ˈbäl-ik\play adjective
    sym·bol·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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