epiphenomenon
noun (plural epiphenomena) Date: circa 1706 a secondary phenomenon accompanying another and caused by it; specifically a secondary mental phenomenon that is caused by and accompanies a physical phenomenon but has no causal influence itself

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  • epiphenomenon — ☆ epiphenomenon [ep΄əfə näm′ə nən, ep΄ə fə näm′ənän΄ ] n. pl. epiphenomena [ep΄ifə näm′ənə] [ EPI + PHENOMENON] 1. a phenomenon that occurs with and seems to result from another but has no reciprocal effect or subsequent influence 2. Med. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Epiphenomenon — An epiphenomenon (plural epiphenomena) is a secondary phenomenon that occurs alongside or in parallel to a primary phenomenon. * Medicine In Medicine, an epiphenomenon is a secondary symptom seemingly unrelated to the original disease or disorder …   Wikipedia

  • epiphenomenon — epiphenomenal, adj. epiphenomenally, adv. /ep euh feuh nom euh non , neuhn/, n., pl. epiphenomena / neuh/, epiphenomenons. 1. Pathol. a secondary or additional symptom or complication arising during the course of a disease. 2. any secondary… …   Universalium

  • epiphenomenon — noun /ɛpɪfɪˈnɒmɪnən,ˌɛp.ə.fəˈnɒm.əˌnɒn,ˌɛp.ə.fəˈnɒm.əˌnən/ a) A symptom that develops during the course of a disease that is not connected to the disease. b) A mental state or process that is an incidental byproduct of physiological events in the …   Wiktionary

  • epiphenomenon — A symptom appearing during the course of a disease, not of usual occurrence, and not necessarily associated with the disease. * * * epi·phe·nom·e·non .ep i fə näm ə .nän, nən n an accidental or accessory event or process occurring in the course… …   Medical dictionary

  • epiphenomenon — An incidental product of some process, that has no effects of its own. See epiphenomenalism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • epiphenomenon — n. secondary symptom or complication of a disease; secondary phenomenon which results from another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epiphenomenon — [ˌɛpɪfə nɒmɪnən] noun (plural epiphenomena nə) a secondary effect or phenomenon. ↘Medicine a secondary symptom, occurring simultaneously with a disease or condition but not directly related to it. ↘a mental state regarded as a by product of brain …   English new terms dictionary

  • epiphenomenon — epi·phenomenon …   English syllables

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