symptomatology

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek symptom + -logy: compare French symptomatologie.

Noun[edit]

symptomatology (countable and uncountable, plural symptomatologies)

  1. (uncountable) The science that studies the symptoms of diseases.
    • 2012, James Le Fanu, ‘Bitter Pills to Swallow’, Literary Review, issue 399:
      Big Pharma has redefined the symptomatology of medical conditions in such a way as to expand enormously the market for its drugs.
  2. (countable) All the symptoms of a particular disease.

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