symptomatic (adj.)

1690s, from French symptomatique or directly from Late Latin symptomaticus, from symptomat-, stem of symptoma (see symptom). General sense of "indicative (of)" is from 1751. Related: Symptomatical (1580s).

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Definitions of symptomatic from WordNet

symptomatic (adj.)
characteristic or indicative of a disease;
symptomatic of insanity
a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever
a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown
Synonyms: diagnostic
symptomatic (adj.)
relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms;
a symptomatic classification of diseases
symptomatic relief
symptomatic treatment