asymptomatic

[ey-simp-tuh-mat-ik, ey-simp-]

adjective

showing no evidence of disease.

Nearby words

  1. asymmetric time,
  2. asymmetric warfare,
  3. asymmetrical,
  4. asymmetrical warfare,
  5. asymmetry,
  6. asymptote,
  7. asymptotic,
  8. asymptotic freedom,
  9. asynapsis,
  10. asynchronism

Origin of asymptomatic

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

Related formsa·symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for asymptomatic

asymptomatic

adjective

(of a disease or suspected disease) without symptoms; providing no subjective evidence of existence
Derived Formsasymptomatically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for asymptomatic

asymptomatic

adj.

"without symptoms," 1856, from a-, privative prefix, + symptomatic.

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Medicine definitions for asymptomatic

asymptomatic

[ā′sĭmp-tə-mătĭk]

adj.

Exhibiting or producing no symptoms.

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