- pertaining to a symptom or symptoms.
- of the nature of or constituting a symptom; indicative (often fol 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.
Origin of symptomatic
1690–1700;Related formssymp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectivepre·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectivepseu·do·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectiveun·symp·to·mat·ic, adjectiveun·symp·to·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
< Medieval Latin symptōmaticus,
equivalent to Late Latin symptōmat-
(stem of symptōma
+ -icus -ic
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Historical Examples of symptomatically
Symptomatically it marks the wearer as a person who is mentally lacking.
Further comparison shows the night wandering as symptomatically similar to hysterical and hypnotic somnambulism.
Symptomatically, its principal feature consists in a general disturbance of the uropoietic functions.
British Dictionary definitions for symptomatically
Derived Formssymptomatically, adverb
- (often foll by of) being a symptom; indicativesymptomatic of insanity
- of or relating to a symptom or symptoms
- according to symptomsa symptomatic analysis of a case
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Word Origin and History for symptomatically
1690s, from French symptomatique or directly from Late Latin symptomaticus, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom). Related: Symptomatical (1580s).
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symptomatically in Medicine
- Of, relating to, or based on symptoms.
- Constituting a symptom, as of a disease.
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