sequela

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sequela, from sequi (follow). Compare sequence.

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Noun[edit]

sequela (plural sequelae)

  1. (pathology) A disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem.
    • 1970, JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition,
      Complications: haematoma formation is a dangerous sequela of this operation, and careful drainage with polythene tubing was carried out.
    • 1973 Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise,
      ‘Ay, ay,’ said Stephen testily, ‘it is showy enough to look at, no doubt, but these are only the superficial sequelae. There is no essential lesion.’
    • 2003, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason, Penguin 2004, p. 407,
      Self-dosing brought emotional and physical sequelae of its own.

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Noun[edit]

sequela f (plural sequele)

  1. string, sequence, series, string
  2. (pathology) sequela

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Noun[edit]

sequela f (plural sequelas)

  1. (pathology) sequela (condition caused by an earlier disease or problem)
  2. consequence; effect
  3. sequence; series; string
  4. entourage (retinue of attendants, associates or followers)

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