|1.||med Compare sign any sensation or change in bodily function experienced by a patient that is associated with a particular disease|
|2.||any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying something and regarded as evidence of its existence; indication|
|[C16: from Late Latin symptōma, from Greek sumptōma chance, from sumpiptein to occur, from |
symptom symp·tom (sĭm'təm, sĭmp'-)
An indication of disorder or disease, especially when experienced by an individual as a change from normal function, sensation, or appearance. Also called sign.