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symptomatology

[simp-tuh-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌsɪmp tə məˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of medical science dealing with symptoms.
2.
the collective symptoms of a patient or disease.
Compare syndrome.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < New Latin symptōmatologia, equivalent to Late Latin symptōmat- (stem of symptōma) symptom + -o- -o- + -logia -logy
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symptomatology

/ˌsɪmptəməˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study and classification of the symptoms of disease
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Word Origin and History for symptomatology
n.

1798, from Modern Latin symptomatologia, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom) + -logia (see -logy).

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symptomatology in Medicine

symptomatology symp·to·ma·tol·o·gy (sĭm'tə-mə-tŏl'ə-jē, sĭmp'-)
n.

  1. The medical science of symptoms.

  2. The combined symptoms of a disease.

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