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
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