An example of a syndrome is a child who shows obsessive behavior and is uninterested in people could be a sign of Asperger's Syndrome.
- a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition
- any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a certain type, condition, etc.
Origin of syndromeModern Latin from Classical Greek syndrom? from syn-, with + dramein, to run: see dromedary
- A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, disorder, or other condition considered abnormal.
- a. A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality: suffers from fear-of-success syndrome.b. A distinctive or characteristic pattern of behavior: the syndrome of conspicuous consumption in wealthy suburbs.
- A group of anatomical and often physiological characteristics of an organism that serve a specific function and are presumed to have evolved together: the angiosperm reproductive syndrome.
Origin of syndromeGreek sundromē concurrence of symptoms from sundromos running together sun- syn- dromos a running
From Ancient Greek συνδρομή (syndrome, “concurrence of symptoms, concourse”), from σύνδρομος (syndromos, “running together”), from συν- (syn-, “with”) + δρόμος (dromos, “running, course”).