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"syndrome" in British English

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syndromenoun

uk   /ˈsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /-droʊm/
[C] a ​combination of ​medicalproblems that ​shows the ​existence of a ​particulardisease or ​mentalcondition [U] used in the ​names of ​variousillnesses: irritablebowel syndrome [C] a ​type of ​negativebehaviour or ​mentalstate that is ​typical of a ​person in a ​particularsituation: It's a ​classiccase 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 ​medicalproblems that ​commonly go together and that show the ​existence of a ​disease Syndrome is often used in the ​names of ​diseases: chronicfatigue syndrome
(Definition of syndrome from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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