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Definition of "syndrome" []

  • A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition. (noun)
  • A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality. (noun)
  • A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior: the syndrome of conspicuous consumption in wealthy suburbs. (noun)
  • Any combination of signs and symptoms that are indicative of a particular disease or disorder (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A symptom, characteristic, or set of symptoms or characteristics indicating the existence of a condition, problem, etc (noun)

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Use "syndrome" in a sentence
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  • ""Toasted skin syndrome" is what Swiss researchers have dubbed a mottled-skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure."
  • "Those extra chemicals generally didn't count as un-natural until the Chicken Nugget incident of 2015 when over three hundred thousand fast food patrons concocted a rare form of modified protein syndrome from the GM chicken they consumed."