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1. Pointing out; indicating.
2. An indication; especially a symptom indicating the proper line of treatment.
[L. in-dico, pres. p. -ans (-ant), to point out]
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1. Something such as a sign or symptom that points to the presence of a disease.
2. Something such as loss of a symptom or sign that indicates that the treatment of the disease is proper and effective.
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