symptomatic

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adjective symp·tom·at·ic \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈma-tik\

Definition of symptomatic

  1. 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. 2 :  concerned with, affecting, or having symptoms symptomatic treatment a symptomatic patient

  3. 3 :  characteristic, indicative his behavior was symptomatic of his character

symptomatically

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Examples of symptomatic in a Sentence

  1. a fever's refusal to respond to antibiotics is symptomatic of a viral infection

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First Known Use of symptomatic

1698


SYMPTOMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

symptomatic

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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 Dictionary

symptomatic

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adjective symp·tom·at·ic \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˈmat-ik\

Medical Definition of symptomatic

  1. 1a:  being a symptom of a disease gummas symptomatic of syphilisb:  having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage

  2. 2:  concerned with or affecting symptoms symptomatic treatment

  3. 3:  having symptoms a symptomatic patient

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