Definition of symptomatic
1a : being a symptom of a diseaseb : having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage
2 : concerned with, affecting, or having symptoms symptomatic treatment a symptomatic patient
symptomaticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of symptomatic in a Sentence
a fever's refusal to respond to antibiotics is symptomatic of a viral infection
Recent Examples of symptomatic from the Web
Through July 12, the CDC has reported 163 symptomatic Zika cases in U.S. States and 522 in U.S. territories in 2017.
That may include people who are already in the hospital, many pregnant women, nonsurgical cancer patients, patients with end-stage renal disease, dialysis patients and symptomatic AIDS patients, according to the letter.
Medical staff confirmed that the time at which the child became symptomatic would indicate that the perpetrator would have had to be either the mother or the paramour.
Simple acoustic features of the short speech samples—including slower talking speed and longer pauses than healthy controls—pinpointed the symptomatic participants with 70 percent accuracy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention documented over 100 cases of symptomatic Zika virus disease from 2015 to April 2017.
Overall, 635 participants, 18 percent, developed symptomatic arthritis of the knee during the study period.
The trend toward sedentary jobs is more broadly symptomatic of Seattle’s evolution from a more working-class town into an enclave of white-collar professionals.
In the wake of the attack on Syria, an increasing number of media outlets have underscored how Trump’s myriad flip-flops could be symptomatic of a broader lack of competence or strategic vision.
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SYMPTOMATIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of symptomatic for English Language Learners
medical : showing that a particular disease is present
: relating to or showing symptoms of a disease
: showing the existence of a particular problem
Medical Definition of symptomatic
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