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symptom

symp·tom

symptom

 
pronunciation:
sImp tm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sign of something.
Tears can be a symptom of sadness or happiness.
synonyms:
indication, sign
definition 2: something that happens in the body suggesting that there is a disease or disorder.
Fever is a symptom of the flu.
synonyms:
warning
derivation: symptomless (adj.)
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The word symptom contains the following part:
sym- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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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- and sys-.