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 Six months later, the astronaut was still asymptomatic. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Treating the first known blood clot in space," 3 Jan. 2020 Biden is currently treated for A-fib (irregular heartbeats) which is currently asymptomatic, excess fat in his blood called hyperlipidemia and seasonal allergies. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: 29 out of 31 Dems representing districts won by Trump to vote "yes" to impeach," 17 Dec. 2019 And infections are not asymptomatic: You can’t be infected and contagious but still appear healthy. Quanta Magazine, "How to Permanently End Diseases," 3 Dec. 2019 Sporadic and asymptomatic arrhythmias can make monitoring and diagnosis difficult. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?," 26 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of asymptomatic

1856, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Asymptomatic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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