Results for: symptom
1. (Medicine) Med any sensation or change in bodily function experienced by a patient that is associated with a particular disease Compare sign 
2. any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying something and regarded as evidence of its existence; indication
[from Late Latin symptōma, from Greek sumptōma chance, from sumpiptein to occur, from syn- + piptein to fall]
symptom /smptm/ n. 1 a change in the condition or appearance of the body that is a sign of disease: A fever and muscular aches and pains are symptoms of the flu. 2 a small change in appearance or behavior that indicates a larger development or problem: Juvenile crime is a symptom of the failure of our schools.
Thesaurus: symptom 1 an indication, a warning sign 2 an indication, characteristic.