[ simp-tuh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌsɪmp təˈmæt ɪk /
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pertaining to a symptom or symptoms.
of the nature of or constituting a symptom indicative (often followed by of): a condition symptomatic of cholera;a disagreement that was symptomatic of the deterioration in their relationship.
according to symptoms: a symptomatic classification of disease.
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Origin of symptomatic
OTHER WORDS FROM symptomatic
symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectivepre·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·symp·to·mat·ic, adjective
un·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectiveun·symp·to·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for symptomatic
/ (ˌsɪmptəˈmætɪk) /
(often foll by of) being a symptom; indicativesymptomatic of insanity
of or relating to a symptom or symptoms
according to symptomsa symptomatic analysis of a case
Derived forms of symptomaticsymptomatically, adverb
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Medical definitions for symptomatic
[ sĭm′tə-măt′ĭk, sĭmp′- ]
Of, relating to, or based on symptoms.
Constituting a symptom, as of a disease.
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