Definition of “syndrome” - English Dictionary

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“syndrome” in British English

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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)

“syndrome” in American English

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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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