[ ey-simp-tuh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌeɪ sɪmp təˈmæt ɪk /
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adjective Pathology.

(of a disease or other medical condition) presenting no symptoms or evidence of illness or abnormality: Not only is hypertension one of the most serious chronic conditions, it is also classically asymptomatic.
(of a person with a disease or other medical condition) experiencing no symptoms or evidence of illness or abnormality: Asymptomatic parents are understandably distressed to learn they may have passed a debilitating affliction on to their children.



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Origin of asymptomatic

First recorded in 1930–35; a-6 + symptomatic

OTHER WORDS FROM asymptomatic

a·symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for asymptomatic

/ (æˌsɪmptəˈmætɪk, eɪ-) /


(of a disease or suspected disease) without symptoms; providing no subjective evidence of existence

Derived forms of asymptomatic

asymptomatically, adverb
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Medical definitions for asymptomatic

[ ā′sĭmp-tə-mătĭk ]


Exhibiting or producing no symptoms.
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