symptomatology

symptomatology

[simp-tuh-muh-tol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the branch of medical science dealing with symptoms.
2.
the collective symptoms of a patient or disease.
Compare syndrome.


Origin:
1790–1800; < Neo-Latin symptōmatologia, equivalent to Late Latin symptōmat- (stem of symptōma) symptom + -o- -o- + -logia -logy

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symptomatology or symptomology (ˌsɪmptəməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medicine concerned with the study and classification of the symptoms of disease
 
symptomology or symptomology
 
n

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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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