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Pronunciation: fe-nom'e-non, -na


  1. A symptom; an occurrence of any sort, whether ordinary or extraordinary, in relation to a disease.
  2. Any unusual fact or occurrence.

[G. phainomenon, fr. phaino, to cause to appear]

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