One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural sequelaeusually sequelae
A condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury.‘the long-term sequelae of infection’
consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscriptView synonyms
- ‘Early detection of this infection can reduce disease spread and prevent the sequelae of untreated chlamydia infections.’
- ‘Aggressive treatment of suspected pelvic inflammatory disease reduces late sequelae.’
- ‘The procedure was uneventful, and the patient has fully recovered without tricuspid valvular dysfunction or other sequelae.’
- ‘The greatest cause of mortality in type 2 diabetes is atherosclerotic vascular disease and its sequelae.’
- ‘But depressive syndromes sometimes occur as sequelae to physical illness such as viral infection and may overlap with fatigue syndromes.’
Late 18th century: from Latin, from sequi ‘follow’.
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