|Origin:||Greek, 'combination, syndrome', from syn- ( SYN-) + dramein 'to run'|
an illness which consists of a set of physical or mental problems - often used in the name of illnesses:
people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome
a set of qualities, events, or types of behaviour that is typical of a particular kind of problem:
'The underdog syndrome' is a belief that things are beyond your control.