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epiphenomenon

[ ep-uh-fuh-nom-uh-non, -nuhn ]
/ 藢蓻p 蓹 f蓹藞n蓲m 蓹藢n蓲n, -n蓹n /
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noun, plural ep路i路phe路nom路e路na [ep-uh-fuh-nom-uh-nuh], /藢蓻p 蓹 f蓹藞n蓲m 蓹 n蓹/, ep路i路phe路nom路e路nons.
Pathology. a secondary or additional symptom or complication arising during the course of a disease.
any secondary phenomenon.
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Origin of epiphenomenon

First recorded in 1700鈥10; epi- + phenomenon

OTHER WORDS FROM epiphenomenon

ep路i路phe路nom路e路nal, adjectiveep路i路phe路nom路e路nal路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for epiphenomenon

epiphenomenon
/ (藢蓻p瑟f瑟藞n蓲m瑟n蓹n) /

noun plural -na (-n蓹)
a secondary or additional phenomenon; by-product
pathol an unexpected or atypical symptom or occurrence during the course of a disease

Derived forms of epiphenomenon

epiphenomenal, adjectiveepiphenomenally, adverb
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Medical definitions for epiphenomenon

epiphenomenon
[ 臅p鈥采-f沫-n艔m蓹-n艔n鈥 ]

n.
An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.
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