syndrome

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

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syndrome (plural syndromes)

  1. (pathology) A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
    • 2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193: 
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.

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syndrome m (plural syndromes)

  1. syndrome