What does syndrome mean?

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ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəmsyn·drome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syndrome(noun)

    a complex of concurrent things

    "every word has a syndrome of meanings"

  2. syndrome(noun)

    a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease


  1. Syndrome(n.)

    generally, a pattern of characteristics or behaviors occurring together, that are sufficiently common and distinctive to indicate that they are due to a known cause.

  2. Origin: [NL., from Gr. ; sy`n with + a course, a running.]


  1. syndrome(Noun)

    A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syndrome(noun)


  2. Syndrome(noun)

    a group of symptoms occurring together that are characteristic and indicative of some underlying cause, such as a disease

  3. Origin: [NL., from Gr. ; sy`n with + a course, a running.]


  1. Syndrome

    In medicine and psychology, a syndrome is the association of several clinically recognizable features, signs, symptoms, phenomena or characteristics that often occur together, so that the presence of one or more features alerts the healthcare provider to the possible presence of the others. In recent decades, the term has been used outside medicine to refer to a combination of phenomena seen in association. Some syndromes, such as Down syndrome, have only one cause; others, such as Parkinsonian syndrome, have multiple possible causes. In other cases, the cause of the syndrome is unknown. The term syndrome derives from the Greek συνδρομή and means "concurrence of symptoms, concourse", from σύν, "along with, together" + δρόμος, amongst others "course". A familiar syndrome name often continues to be used even after an underlying cause has been found, or when there are a number of different primary causes that all give rise to the same combination of symptoms and signs. Many syndromes are named after the physicians credited with first reporting the association; these are "eponymous" syndromes. Otherwise, disease features or presumed causes, as well as references to geography, history or poetry, can lend their names to syndromes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Syndrome

    sin′drō-mē, n. concurrence. [Gr., syn, together, dramein, to run.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Syndrome

    A symptom complex of unknown etiology, that is characteristic of a particular abnormality.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'syndrome' in Nouns Frequency: #2542

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syndrome in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syndrome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of syndrome in a Sentence

  1. Martha Lucia Ospina:

    In this case, the three deaths were preceded by Guillain-Barre syndrome.

  2. Alex Azar:

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome is one of the most heartbreaking parts of the opioid crisis.

  3. Robert A. Heinlein:

    Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.

  4. Rob Scott:

    Down syndrome is literally one of the most beautiful things that’s ever happened in my life.

  5. Andrew Roorda:

    It is very important for the general public to know that leaky gut syndrome is not a diagnosis.

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