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See also: Symptom
symptom (plural symptoms)
- (medicine) A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.
- Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.
- Treatment of symptoms versus treatment of cause
indicators and characteristics of the presence of something else
- symptom in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- symptom in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911