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Medical Term:

sign

Pronunciation: sin

Definition:

  1. Any abnormality indicative of disease, discoverable on examination of the patient; an objective indication of disease, in contrast to a symptom, which is a subjective indication of disease.
  2. An abbreviation or symbol.
  3. psychology any object or artifact (stimulus) that represents a specific thing or conveys a specific idea to the person who perceives it.

[L. signum, mark]

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