[ si-kwel-uh, -kwee-luh ]
/ sɪˈkwɛl ə, -ˈkwi lə /
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noun, plural se·quel·ae [si-kwel-ee, -kwee-lee]. /sɪˈkwɛl i, -ˈkwi li/. Pathology.

an abnormal condition resulting from a previous disease.



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Origin of sequela

1785–95; <Latin sequēlasequel
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British Dictionary definitions for sequela

/ (sɪˈkwiːlə) /

noun plural -lae (-liː) (often plural) med

any abnormal bodily condition or disease related to or arising from a pre-existing disease
any complication of a disease

Word Origin for sequela

C18: from Latin: sequel
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Medical definitions for sequela

[ sĭ-kwĕlə ]

n. pl. se•quel•ae (-kwĕlē)

A pathological condition resulting from a disease.
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