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ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəmsyn·drome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syndromenoun

    a complex of concurrent things

    "every word has a syndrome of meanings"

  2. syndromenoun

    a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease


  1. Syndromenoun

    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.

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


  1. syndromenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syndromenoun


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

  2. Syndromenoun

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

    Etymology: [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. Tom Jennings:

    The question is, was this a Stockholm Syndrome type of thing where she wound up having empathy with the people who are actually holding you hostage ? there’s probably some of that involved. I did n’t get the sense from studying this … that she was playing along … To me, she sounded very genuine in her hatred of the government and her family. I think [ the SLA ] had turned her.

  2. Matthew Sims:

    So, for the common cold versions of the coronavirus, they tend to last a short time, but studies with SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome]and MERS [Middle East Respiratory Syndrome], the other two very serious coronaviruses, say they last a couple of years, two, threeyears, but it may actually last even longer than that if you have whats called natural boosting, which means the virus is circulating in the environment and youre exposed to it and that triggers your immune system to make new antibodies ...So thats one of the things were going to find out, how long do these antibodies last?

  3. Alex Azar:

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

  4. Roberto Posada:

    Parents say they are concernedaboutstudents getting sick from COVID-19 and possiblydeveloping Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children( MIS-C), a rare conditionhealth expertssay is linked to the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) on itswebsite statesMIS-Ccauses multiple organs -- including the heart, kidneys, lungs, eyes, skin, and brain, among others -- to become inflamed after a child has been infected withCOVID-19 or has comeinto contact with a person who had the virus. Will children in the classrooms be potential carriers of COVID-19( Credit : kali9 / iStock) It occurs several weeks after the child was exposed to someone who had a coronavirus infection. Typically, the child didnt have symptoms of COVID-19 but does show antibodies when tested.

  5. Heather Bradley:

    I really appreciate Target putting them in their ads, i think it really normalizes Down syndrome and helps people see we are really like any other family.

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