[ ep-uh-fuh-nom-uh-non, -nuhn ]
/ ˌɛp ə fəˈnɒm əˌnɒn, -nən /
noun, plural ep·i·phe·nom·e·na [ep-uh-fuh-nom-uh-nuh], /ˌɛp ə fəˈnɒm ə nə/, ep·i·phe·nom·e·nons.
Pathology. a secondary or additional symptom or complication arising during the course of a disease.
any secondary phenomenon.
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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|Alfred Binet
British Dictionary definitions for epiphenomenon
/ (ˌɛpɪfɪˈnɒmɪnən) /
noun plural -na (-nə)
a secondary or additional phenomenon; by-product
pathol an unexpected or atypical symptom or occurrence during the course of a disease
Derived forms of epiphenomenonepiphenomenal, adjectiveepiphenomenally, adverb
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Medical definitions for epiphenomenon
[ ĕp′ə-fĭ-nŏm′ə-nŏn′ ]
An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.
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