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[ey-simp-tuh-mat-ik, ey-simp-] /eɪˌsɪmp təˈmæt ɪk, ˌeɪ sɪmp-/
showing no evidence of disease.
Origin of asymptomatic
1930-35; a-6 + symptomatic
Related forms
asymptomatically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for asymptomatic
  • Until a randomized trial demonstrates that a screening test is beneficial, it should not be used on asymptomatic people.
  • It will be even harder to persuade the asymptomatic to pop a daily pill or two for the public good.
  • Metabolic profiles based on certain molecules in the blood could enable earlier detection of this asymptomatic malignancy.
  • Adults usually do not show symptoms and are known as asymptomatic.
  • Individuals who carry one copy of the gene are often called carriers and tend to be asymptomatic.
  • The trial included patients who had suffered a stroke or a ministroke and those who were asymptomatic.
  • Some cases are asymptomatic or can mirror other illnesses.
  • The use of condoms during asymptomatic periods is still essential, even when patients are taking these medications.
  • Still, he's without a timetable for return right now and must be asymptomatic in order to even practice.
  • In fact, aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they start leaking, especially in overweight patients.
British Dictionary definitions for asymptomatic


/æˌsɪmptəˈmætɪk; eɪ-/
(of a disease or suspected disease) without symptoms; providing no subjective evidence of existence
Derived Forms
asymptomatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for asymptomatic

"without symptoms," 1856, from a-, privative prefix, + symptomatic.

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asymptomatic in Medicine

asymptomatic a·symp·to·mat·ic (ā'sĭmp-tə-māt'ĭk)
Exhibiting or producing no symptoms.

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