asymp·​tom·​at·​ic | \ ˌā-ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce asymptomatic (audio) \

Definition of asymptomatic

: presenting no symptoms of disease

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asymptomatically \ ˌā-​ˌsim(p)-​tə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce asymptomatically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of asymptomatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most cases are either asymptomatic or result in flu-like symptoms, but some cases are severe. Nina Kravinsky, Smithsonian, "New Dengue Vaccine Looks Promising, but Major Hurdles Remain," 8 Nov. 2019 McVay said Cooks was asymptomatic the day after sustaining each concussion, but said the team will be cautious. oregonlive, "Los Angeles Rams, Brandin Cooks taking it ‘a day at a time’ following visit to concussion specialists," 5 Nov. 2019 However, some persons – particularly children under the age of 6 – may be asymptomatic, health officials say. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Frozen berries recalled from Aldi, Raley's stores over hepatitis A concerns," 1 Nov. 2019 Though mostly asymptomatic, pneumonia is often how blastomycosis manifests. Murat Can Kalem, The Conversation, "Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?," 23 Sep. 2019 The thrust of the recommendations is directed at patients who appear asymptomatic; those in the throes of addiction will be more readily apparent. Jan Hoffman,, "Screen all adult patients for drug abuse, national panel urges," 13 Aug. 2019 Morris’ group studies early-stage dementia, which is asymptomatic. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, "Excluding minorities from Alzheimer’s research is wrong—and it’s keeping us from finding a cure," 19 July 2019 Although mainly asymptomatic, chronic and heavy infestation could lead to severe complications such as malnutrition, poor physical and cognitive development, as well as intestinal obstruction. Fox News, "GRAPHIC IMAGES: Boy, 4, has dozens of worms removed from intestines after complaints of pain, vomiting," 11 June 2019 The asymptomatic and slow-moving ailment can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Riley Griffin,, "Intercept Tries to Outrun Pharma in Race for the Next Blockbuster," 10 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of asymptomatic

1856, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Asymptomatic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of asymptomatic

medical : having or showing no symptoms of disease


asymp·​tom·​at·​ic | \ ˌā-ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce asymptomatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of asymptomatic

: presenting no symptoms of disease asymptomatic amebiasis

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asymptomatically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce asymptomatically (audio) \ adverb

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