Origin of symptomatic
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- (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
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1690s, from French symptomatique or directly from Late Latin symptomaticus, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom). Related: Symptomatical (1580s).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, or based on symptoms.
- Constituting a symptom, as of a disease.
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