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[simp-tuh-mat-ik] /ˌsɪmp təˈmæt ɪk/

pertaining to a or .
of the nature of or constituting a ; indicative (often fol by of):
a condition symptomatic of cholera; a disagreement that was symptomatic of the deterioration in their relationship.
according to :
a symptomatic classification of disease.
(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

1690s, from French symptomatique or directly from Late Latin symptomaticus, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom). Related: Symptomatical (1580s).

symptomatic symp·to·mat·ic (sĭm’tə-māt’ĭk, sĭmp’-)


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