an abnormal condition resulting from a previous disease.
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How to use sequela in a sentence
As with many diseases, after the acute infection has passed, a constellation of symptoms known as sequelae can still linger.
This curvature, unlike the lateral curvature, is a sequela of an actual disease of the bones.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
We know that granular ophthalmia with trichiasis as a sequela was very rife.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times | John Stewart Milne
Acute miliary tuberculosis of the lungs is more often met with as a sequela than as a complication.
Phthisis is, however, a much less frequent sequela of typhus than of typhoid fever.
Among those who recover, a common sequela, as before mentioned, is jaundice.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for sequela
any abnormal bodily condition or disease related to or arising from a pre-existing disease
any complication of a disease
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