Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A secondary phenomenon that results from and accompanies another.
  • noun An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a symptom or complication arising during the course of a malady.
  • noun A phenomenon which is secondary to another or others; a phenomenon which is a sort of by-product in no wise affecting other phenomena.
  • noun Specifically In psychol. theory, a collateral product of a given set of conditions; a phenomenon which accompanies the effect of a given cause, but which itself has no place in the chain of cause and effect.
  • noun In neurology, a supererogatory phenomenon; something added after the plan of the work is complete.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A symptom that develops during the course of a disease that is not connected to the disease.
  • noun philosophy, psychology A mental state or process that is an incidental byproduct of physiological events in the brain or nervous system.
  • noun Any state, process, or other activity that is the result of another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a secondary phenomenon that is a by-product of another phenomenon

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ phenomenon

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