- an abnormal condition resulting from a previous disease.
Origin of sequela
1785–95; < Latin sequēla sequel
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Examples from the Web for sequela
Death may also be the result of a sequela long after the disease has run its course.
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.
- any abnormal bodily condition or disease related to or arising from a pre-existing disease
- any complication of a disease
C18: from Latin: sequel
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Word Origin and History for sequela
plural sequelae, 1793, originally in pathology, from Latin sequela "that which follows, consequence" (see sequel).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A pathological condition resulting from a disease.
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