Definition of sequela in English:


nounPlural sequelae

usually sequelae
  • A condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury.

    ‘the long-term sequelae of infection’
    • ‘The greatest cause of mortality in type 2 diabetes is atherosclerotic vascular disease and its sequelae.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Early detection of this infection can reduce disease spread and prevent the sequelae of untreated chlamydia infections.’
    • ‘But depressive syndromes sometimes occur as sequelae to physical illness such as viral infection and may overlap with fatigue syndromes.’
    consequence, result, upshot, outcome, development, issue, end, conclusion, postscript
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Late 18th century: from Latin, from sequi ‘follow’.