- an abnormal condition resulting from a previous disease.
Origin of sequela
1785–95; < Latin sequēla sequel
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Related Words for sequelaeresidue, weight, emanation, importance, residual, corollary, ramification, residuum, sequela, consecution, contrecoup
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Historical Examples of sequelae
No other symptoms, however, or sequelae, appeared for nearly a year.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
- 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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plural sequelae, 1793, originally in pathology, from Latin sequela "that which follows, consequence" (see sequel).
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- A pathological condition resulting from a disease.
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