A term that is an acceptable way to express a the meaning of a SNOMED CT concept in a particular language.
- Synonyms are represented as SNOMED CT descriptions with the typeId value
900000000000013009 |Synonym| .
- Synonyms allow representations of the various ways a concept may be described.
- Synonyms (unlike fully specified names) are not necessarily unique because the same term can be used to describe more than one concept .
- The preferred term is the synonym marked as preferred for use in the Language Reference Set for a given language or dialect .