Symptomatology



[simp-tuh-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌsɪmp tə məˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science dealing with symptoms.
2.
the collective symptoms of a patient or disease.
symptomatology
/ˌsɪmptəməˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study and classification of the symptoms of disease

symptomatology symp·to·ma·tol·o·gy (sĭm’tə-mə-tŏl’ə-jē, sĭmp’-)
n.

The medical science of symptoms.

The combined symptoms of a disease.

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