Definition of sequela in English:

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Pronunciation: /sēˈkwelə/

noun (plural sequelae /-ˈkwelē/ /-ˈkwelī/)

(usually sequelae) Medicine
A condition that is the consequence of a previous disease or injury: the long-term sequelae of infection
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  • Aggressive treatment of suspected pelvic inflammatory disease reduces late sequelae.
  • But depressive syndromes sometimes occur as sequelae to physical illness such as viral infection and may overlap with fatigue syndromes.
  • The procedure was uneventful, and the patient has fully recovered without tricuspid valvular dysfunction or other sequelae.


Late 18th century: from Latin, from sequi 'follow'.

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Syllabification: se·que·la

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