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 (sĭm′təm, sĭmp′-)
1. An indication of a disorder or disease, especially a subjective one such as pain, nausea, or weakness.
2. A characteristic sign or indication of the existence of something else: drought and erratic rainfall as symptoms of climate change.

[Middle English sinthoma, symptom of a disease, from Medieval Latin sinthōma, from Late Latin symptōma, from Greek sumptōma, sumptōmat-, a happening, symptom of a disease, from sumpiptein, sumptō-, to coincide : sun-, syn- + piptein, to fall; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

symp′tom·less adj.
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Adj.1.symptomless - having no symptoms of illness or disease
well - in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
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It is often called the silent killer because it can be symptomless.