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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Symptomatic


SYMPTOMAT'IC

SYMPTOMAT'ICAL, adjective Pertaining to symptoms; happening in concurrence with something; indicating the existence of something else.

1. In medicine, a symptomatic disease is one which proceeds from some prior disorder in some part of the body. Thus a symptomatic fever may proceed from local pain or local

inflammation. It is opposed to idiopathic.

2. According to symptoms; as a symptomatical classification of diseases.