Asymptomatic vs Symptomatic what difference

what is difference between Asymptomatic and Symptomatic

English

Etymology

a- +‎ symptomatic

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ætɪk

Adjective

asymptomatic (not comparable)

  1. (pathology) Not exhibiting any symptoms of disease.

Synonyms

  • symptomless

Derived terms

  • asymptomatically
  • asymptomaticity

Translations

Noun

asymptomatic (plural asymptomatics)

  1. A patient who exhibits no symptoms of disease.

Interlingua

Adjective

asymptomatic (not comparable)

  1. asymptomatic


English

Alternative forms

  • symptomatick (obsolete)

Etymology

From French symptomatique, from New Latin symptomaticus, from Ancient Greek συμπτωματικός (sumptōmatikós, of or pertaining to a chance (or a symptom), casual), from σύμπτωμα (súmptōma, a symptom); see symptom.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˌsɪmp.təˈmæt.ɪk/

Adjective

symptomatic (comparative more symptomatic, superlative most symptomatic)

  1. (medicine) Showing symptoms.
    • 2009, Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman, Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (page 9)
      It is important to observe symptomatic cats out of the carrier, on the floor in a safe, escape-proof room. Swelling, heat, and pain in one or more joints can explain many signs, including lameness, malaise, and fever.
  2. Relating to, based on, or constituting a symptom.
    The city’s problems are symptomatic of the crisis that is spreading throughout the country.
    • 1843, Thomas Macaulay, Sir James Mackintosh’s History of the Revolution
      Symptomatic of a shallow understanding and an unamiable temper.
  3. (medicine) Relating to symptomatics

Antonyms

  • asymptomatic

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • symptomatic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • symptomatic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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