An example of a syndrome is a child who shows obsessive behavior and is uninterested in people could be a sign of Asperger's Syndrome.
- a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition
- any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a certain type, condition, etc.
Origin of syndromeModern Latin ; from Classical Greek syndrom? ; from syn-, with + dramein, to run: see dromedary
- A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition.
- a. A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality.b. A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior: the syndrome of conspicuous consumption in wealthy suburbs.
- A group of anatomical and often physiological characteristics of an organism that serve a specific function and are presumed to have evolved together: the angiosperm reproductive syndrome.
Origin of syndromeGreek sundromē, concurrence of symptoms, from sundromos, running together : sun-, syn- + dromos, a running.
From Ancient Greek συνδρομή (syndrome, “concurrence of symptoms, concourse”), from σύνδρομος (syndromos, “running together”), from συν- (syn-, “with”) + δρόμος (dromos, “running, course”).