pertaining to a symptom or symptoms.
of the nature of or constituting a symptom indicative (often followed by of): a condition symptomatic of cholera;a disagreement that was symptomatic of the deterioration in their relationship.
according to symptoms: a symptomatic classification of disease.
- Sometimes symp·to·mat·i·cal .
- symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·symp·to·mat·ic, adjective
- pre·symp·to·mat·ic, adjective
- pseu·do·symp·to·mat·ic, adjective
- un·symp·to·mat·ic, adjective
- un·symp·to·mat·i·cal, adjective
- un·symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use symptomatic in a sentence
That includes four dolphins in San Diego Bay who were symptomatic with a gastrointestinal illness this past July.Everything we know—and don’t know—about human-to-animal COVID transmission | jakemeth | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
Maryland recommends that people who suspect they’ve been exposed to the virus get a test, whether they are symptomatic or not.America Doesn’t Have a Coherent Strategy for Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One. | by Caroline Chen | September 1, 2020 | ProPublica
Often, results take days or even weeks to get back, which isn’t a useful timeframe when people are already infectious before they’re symptomatic.The COVID-19 pandemic is about to collide with flu season. Here’s what to expect. | Sara Chodosh | August 26, 2020 | Popular-Science
We are already trying to do sensitive testing of anyone with any respiratory disease and in any symptomatic patients that belong to a cluster, or who live in certain risky surroundings like nursing homes.The inside story of Germany’s coordinated covid response | Tate Ryan-Mosley | August 19, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
A blood test that can detect pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s could be approved in just a few short years.The long-awaited Alzheimer’s blood test won’t be for the general public | Katherine Ellen Foley | July 30, 2020 | Quartz
But the most important thing to note, says Monroe, is that only those who are symptomatic are contagious.
Ebola Reston, it seemed, could infect humans, but never became symptomatic.Already Deadly in Africa, Could Ebola Hit America Next? | Scott Bixby | April 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is why, like Lynndie England, Bradley Manning is symptomatic of a larger problem.Manning Is Guilty and So Is the Army That Sent Him Overseas | Brian Van Reet | August 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The CIA, he says, could “render” (i.e., kidnap) him at any time, which is highly unlikely but not symptomatic of the paranoid.Edward Snowden, We Love You: Why We Should Resist the Hero Worship | Michael Moynihan | June 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His outrageous comments, though, are more symptomatic of the outrageous person Barry is.Washington D.C. ‘Mayor for Life’ Marion Barry’s Most Outrageous Lines | Caitlin Dickson | May 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It occurs in well-marked cases of pernicious anemia and leukemia, and, much less commonly, in very severe symptomatic anemias.
Pathologically, normoblasts occur in severe symptomatic anemia, leukemia, and pernicious anemia.
A few polychromatophilic corpuscles can be found in marked symptomatic anemias.
The changes in hemoglobin and red cells resemble those of a moderate symptomatic anemia, with rather low color-index.
What cases of chloasma are included in the symptomatic group?Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for symptomatic
(often foll by of) being a symptom; indicative: symptomatic of insanity
of or relating to a symptom or symptoms
according to symptoms: a symptomatic analysis of a case
- symptomatically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012