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Syndrome

Definition(s)

A set of symptoms or conditions that occur together and suggest the presence of a certain disease or an increased chance of developing the disease.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

The group or recognizable pattern of symptoms or abnormalities that indicate a particular trait or disease.

Definition from: Human Genome Project InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

A group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

A syndrome is a collection of recognizable traits or abnormalities that tend to occur together and are associated with a specific disease.

Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic TermsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the National Human Genome Research Institute

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 27, 2015