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ep·i·phe·nom·e·non

(ep'i-fĕ-nom'ĕ-non),
A symptom appearing during the course of a disease, not of usual occurrence, and not necessarily associated with the disease.
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epiphenomenon

(ĕp′ə-fĭ-nŏm′ə-nŏn′)
n. pl. epiphenome·na (-nə)
1. A secondary phenomenon that results from and accompanies another: "Exploitation of one social class or ethnic group by another [is] an epiphenomenon of real differences in power between social groups" (Harper's).
2. An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.

ep′i·phe·nom′e·nal adj.
ep′i·phe·nom′e·nal·ly adv.
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ep·i·phe·nom·e·non

(ep'i-fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
A symptom appearing during the course of a disease, not of usual occurrence, and not necessarily associated with the disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ep·i·phe·nom·e·non

(ep'i-fĕ-nom'ĕ-non)
Symptom appearing during disease course, not of usual occurrence, and not necessarily associated with the disease.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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