symptomatology

noun symp·tom·atol·o·gy \ ˌsim(p)-tə-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of symptomatology

1 : the symptom complex of a disease
2 : a branch of medical science concerned with symptoms of diseases

symptomatological

play \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˌma-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or symptomatologic play \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˌma-tə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

symptomatologically

play \ˌsim(p)-tə-ˌma-tə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of symptomatology

1798

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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symptomatology

noun symp·tom·atol·o·gy \ ˌsim(p)-tə-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of symptomatology

plural symptomatologies
2 : a branch of medical science concerned with symptoms of diseases

symptomatological

play \-ˌmat-ᵊl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ or symptomatologic play \-ˈäj-ik\ adjective

symptomatologically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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