noun (sequel, ae)
- a disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem
Etymology: Latin sequelaLatin, sequela, from sequi "follow".
- 1970: Complications: haematoma formation is a dangerous of this operation, and careful drainage with polythene tubing was carried out. " JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition
- 1973: "Ay, ay," said Stephen testily, "it is showy enough to look at, no doubt, but these are only the superficial sequelae. There is no essential lesion." " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
- 2003: Self-dosing brought emotional and physical sequelae of its own. " Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 407)
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