presymptomatic

adjective
pre·​symp·​tom·​at·​ic | \ ˌprē-ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce presymptomatic (audio) \
variants: or pre-symptomatic

Definition of presymptomatic

1 : relating to, being, or occurring before symptoms appear presymptomatic testing presymptomatic heart disease pre-symptomatic transmission of a contagious disease
2 : not yet displaying symptoms of an illness or disease a presymptomatic patient diagnosed with Huntington's disease viral illness spread by pre-symptomatic individuals

First Known Use of presymptomatic

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Presymptomatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presymptomatic. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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presymptomatic

adjective
pre·​symp·​to·​mat·​ic | \ -ˌsimp-tə-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce presymptomatic (audio) \
variants: or pre-symptomatic

Medical Definition of presymptomatic

1 : relating to, being, or occurring before symptoms appear presymptomatic testing presymptomatic heart disease pre-symptomatic transmission of a contagious disease
2 : not yet displaying symptoms of an illness or disease a presymptomatic patient diagnosed with Huntington's disease viral illness spread by pre-symptomatic individuals

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