Syndrome definition

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A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition.
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Any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a certain type, condition, etc.
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A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior.

The syndrome of conspicuous consumption in wealthy suburbs.

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An abnormal condition or disease that is identified by an established group of signs and symptoms.
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The definition of a syndrome is a collection of symptoms or signs that are characteristic of a disease or other disorder.

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.

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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.

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A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality.
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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.

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A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality.

Suffers from fear-of-success syndrome.

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A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior.

The syndrome of conspicuous consumption in wealthy suburbs.

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(pathology) A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
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A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, disorder, or other condition considered abnormal.
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A number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syndrome
Plural:
syndromes

Origin of syndrome

  • Greek sundromē concurrence of symptoms from sundromos running together sun- syn- dromos a running

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek συνδρομή (syndrome, “concurrence of symptoms, concourse”), from σύνδρομος (syndromos, “running together”), from συν- (syn-, “with”) + δρόμος (dromos, “running, course”).

    From Wiktionary