[ep-uh-fuh-nom-uh-non, -nuh n]
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.
Related formsep·i·phe·nom·e·nal, adjectiveep·i·phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb
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noun plural -na (-nə)
Derived Formsepiphenomenal, adjectiveepiphenomenally, adverb
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 epiphenomenon
1706, "secondary symptom," from epi- + phenomenon. Plural is epiphenomena. Related: Epiphenomenal.
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epiphenomenon in Medicine
An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.
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