[ep-uh-fuh-nom-uh-non, -nuh n]
- Pathology. a secondary or additional symptom or complication arising during the course of a disease.
- any secondary phenomenon.
Origin of epiphenomenon
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This is the thesis of the epiphenomenal consciousness which Huxley has boldly carried to its uttermost conclusions.The Mind and the Brain
- a secondary or additional phenomenon; by-product
- pathol an unexpected or atypical symptom or occurrence during the course of a disease
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Word Origin and History for epiphenomenal
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- An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.
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