the branch of medical science dealing with symptoms.
the collective symptoms of a patient or disease.

Compare syndrome.

Origin of symptomatology

1790–1800; < New Latin symptōmatologia, equivalent to Late Latin symptōmat- (stem of symptōma) symptom + -o- -o- + -logia -logy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the branch of medicine concerned with the study and classification of the symptoms of disease
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Word Origin and History for symptomatology

1798, from Modern Latin symptomatologia, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom) + -logia (see -logy).

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symptomatology in Medicine


[sĭm′tə-mə-tŏlə-jē, sĭmp′-]


The medical science of symptoms.
The combined symptoms of a disease.
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