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syndromenoun

uk   /ˈsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /ˈsɪn.droʊm/
[U] used in the names of various illnesses: irritable bowel syndrome
[C] a type of negative behaviour or mental state that is typical of a person in a particular situation: It's a classic case of the bored-housewife syndrome - she has nothing to do all day except eat and go shopping.
(Definition of syndrome from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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syndromenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪn·droʊm, -drəm/
a combination of medical problems that commonly go together and that show the existence of a disease
Syndrome is often used in the names of diseases: chronic fatigue syndrome
(Definition of syndrome from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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