symptomatic

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From French symptomatique, from New Latin symptomaticus, from Ancient Greek συμπτωματικός (sumptōmatikós, of or pertaining to a chance (or a symptom), casual), from σύμπτωμα (súmptōma, a symptom); see symptom.

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symptomatic (comparative more symptomatic, superlative most symptomatic)

  1. (medicine) (of a disease) Showing symptoms.
  2. Relating to, based on, or constituting a symptom.
    The city's problems are symptomatic of the crisis that is spreading throughout the country.
    • Macaulay
      Symptomatic of a shallow understanding and an unamiable temper.

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