- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||a sign of something.
Tears can be a symptom of sadness or happiness.
- indication, sign
||something that happens in the body suggesting that there is a disease or disorder.
Fever is a symptom of the flu.
The word symptom
contains the following part:
that means with, together with
More about this word part:
The prefix sym-
occurs in Greek loanwords and hence attaches to Greek bases. It is an assimilated form of syn-
used before roots beginning with b, p, and m, such as "bio, bi, -be", "path, patho, -pathic, -pathy", and "metr, -meter, -metry". See syn-
and its other assimilated forms syl-