symptomatology

noun

symp·​tom·​atol·​o·​gy ˌsim(p)-tə-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce symptomatology (audio)
1
: the symptom complex of a disease
2
: a branch of medical science concerned with symptoms of diseases
symptomatological adjective
symptomatologically adverb

Examples of symptomatology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Eaton Vance/Morgan Stanley team correctly spelled symptomatology to win the fund-raising competition held Thursday at the State Street Channel Center. Breanne Kovatch, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Apr. 2023 In our index case, demonic influence is not stated, and the woman had no apparent convulsion or residual symptomatology. Joseph Calamia, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2010 Convergent results were found on a clinical measure of PTSD symptomatology at 1-week. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 6 Dec. 2011 Throw in the location of the rash primarily on the anterior thighs, in a person with little symptomatology and a history of recurrent laptop use, and voila–the diagnosis is clinched. Carolyn Barber, Fortune, 31 Aug. 2022 There seems to be less durability of symptomatology, less requirement for oxygen. NBC News, 19 Dec. 2021 But in fact, the varying symptomatology of long Covid is a big problem in itself. Grace Browne, Wired, 4 Aug. 2021 Early on in the pandemic, medical professionals didn’t know what to make of the symptomatology of these Covid survivors and had no name for it. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, 1 Jan. 2021 But this is something that can be implemented during the lifespan and can really change the landscape of Alzheimer’s symptomatology. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of symptomatology was in 1798

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“Symptomatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symptomatology. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

symptomatology

noun
symp·​tom·​atol·​o·​gy ˌsim(p)-tə-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce symptomatology (audio)
plural symptomatologies
1
2
: a branch of medical science concerned with symptoms of diseases
symptomatological adjective
or symptomatologic
symptomatologically adverb
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