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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek, 'combination, syndrome', from syn- ( SYN-) + dramein 'to run'

syndrome

noun
     
syn‧drome [countable]
1 medicalMI 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
2 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.
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