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A term that is an acceptable way to express a the meaning of a SNOMED CT concept in a particular language .

Note:

  1. Synonyms are represented as

    SNOMED CT descriptions

    with the typeId value

    900000000000013009 |Synonym|

    .
  2. Synonyms allow representations of the various ways a

    concept

    may be described.
  3. Synonyms (unlike

    fully specified names

    ) are not necessarily unique because the same term can be used to describe more than one

    concept

    .
  4. The

    preferred term

    is the

    synonym

    marked as preferred for use in the 4.2.4. Language Reference Set for a given

    language

    or

    dialect

    .

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