Definitions for Syndromeˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
syn•dromeˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm(n.)
a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.
Category: Pathology, Psychiatry
a predictable, characteristic condition or pattern of behavior that tends to occur under certain circumstances:
the empty nest syndrome.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Psychiatry
Origin of syndrome:
1535–45; < NL < Gk syndromḗ concurrence, combination =syn-syn - +-dromē running
a complex of concurrent things
"every word has a syndrome of meanings"
a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
syndrome(noun)ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm
a set of medical problems or behaviors associated with a physical or mental condition
the warning signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
a group of symptoms occurring together that are characteristic and indicative of some underlying cause, such as a disease
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A symptom complex of unknown etiology, that is characteristic of a particular abnormality.