Definition of polysymptomatic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpälēˌsimptəˈmadik/ /ˌpɑliˌsɪmptəˈmædɪk/


  • (of a disease condition or a person or animal) involving or exhibiting many symptoms.

    ‘A retired polysymptomatic man attended surgery with his wife describing ‘adrenaline rushes,’ 15 minute periods of flushing, palpitations, and overwhelming anxiety.’
    • ‘Most patients presenting at clinics are polysymptomatic, and improvement is inversely proportional to the chronicity and complexity of their presenting condition.’
    • ‘Such a process could explain the ‘polysymptomatic’ presentation of chemical sensitivity.’