Meaning of SYNDROME in English


— syndromic /sin drom"ik/ , adj.

/sin"drohm, -dreuhm/ , n.

1. Pathol. , Psychiatry. a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.

2. a group of related or coincident things, events, actions, etc.

3. the pattern of symptoms that characterize or indicate a particular social condition.

4. a predictable, characteristic pattern of behavior, action, etc., that tends to occur under certain circumstances: the retirement syndrome of endless golf and bridge games; the feast-or-famine syndrome of big business.

[ 1535-45; syndromé concurrence, combination, equiv. to syn- SYN- + drom-, base meaning "run" (see -DROME) + -e fem. n. suffix ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .