prodrome

[ proh-drohm ]
/ ˈproʊ droʊm /

noun Pathology.

a premonitory symptom.

Origin of prodrome

1635–45; < French < New Latin prodromus, noun use of Greek pródromos running before. See pro-2, -drome
Related formsprod·ro·mal [prod-ruh-muh l, pruh-droh-] /ˈprɒd rə məl, prəˈdroʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prodromal

prodrome

/ (ˈprəʊdrəʊm) /

noun

med any symptom that signals the impending onset of a disease

Derived Formsprodromal or prodromic (prəʊˈdrɒmɪk), adjective

Word Origin for prodrome

C19: via French from New Latin prodromus, from Greek prodromos forerunner, from pro- ² + dramein to run
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Medicine definitions for prodromal

prodrome

[ prōdrōm′ ]

n. pl. pro•dromes

An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or disease.

Related formspro•dromal (-drōməl) null adj.
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