asymptomatic

adjective
asymp·tom·at·ic | \ ˌā-ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈma-tik \

Definition of asymptomatic 

: presenting no symptoms of disease

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asymptomatically \-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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Ebola is not transmissible if someone is asymptomatic and usually not after someone has recovered from it. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Ebola 101: Answers to your questions about causes, symptoms, transmission and treatments," 25 May 2018 According to other research, asymptomatic and unexpected thyroid tumors show up in 67 percent of people who get ultrasound imaging and in 15 percent of people who get CTs or MRIs of the neck. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "Even if a medical test shows an abnormality, you may not need to worry about it," 3 June 2018 Men are the target group in the program, Dunne explains, because the yield for isolating N. gonorrheae is very high among men who have urethritis compared with women and those who are asymptomatic. Sophie Cousins, CNN, "Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea," 15 May 2018 Not just concussions, but those asymptomatic hits that occur over time, to a high level during a single season. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Hockey Players Are the Next Frontier in Head Trauma Research," 7 May 2018 Further, there has never been a case reported in medical literature of an otherwise asymptomatic and healthy child who suddenly developed serious respiratory distress or died days after being in water. Philly.com, "Drowning is never dry: Two ER doctors explain the real swimming danger kids face," 2 May 2018 The bacterium is found in the faeces of those infected, as well as a small proportion of people who have recovered but remain asymptomatic carriers. The Economist, "A strain of typhoid could become virtually untreatable," 26 Apr. 2018 About 2 to 5 percent of those infected can become chronic asymptomatic carriers, shedding the bacteria in their feces. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "First XDR typhoid is on the verge of being untreatable, spreading globally," 17 Apr. 2018 That said, either infection can also spread when symptoms aren't present thanks to what's known as viral or asymptomatic shedding. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Breaking Down the Differences Between Oral and Genital Herpes, aka HSV-1 and HSV-2," 17 Mar. 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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asymptomatic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of asymptomatic

medical : having or showing no symptoms of disease

asymptomatic

adjective
asymp·tom·at·ic | \ ˌā-ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈmat-ik \

Medical Definition of asymptomatic 

: presenting no symptoms of disease asymptomatic amebiasis

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asymptomatically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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