[ proh-drohm ]
/ ˈproʊ droʊm /
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an early symptom that signals the onset of an illness or disease; a symptom or series of symptoms that precedes the more obvious, diagnosable symptoms that develop along with the condition: A bout of headaches and/or fatigue is not an unusual prodrome of Lyme disease.
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Origin of prodrome
OTHER WORDS FROM prodromeprod·ro·mal [proh-droh-muhl], /proʊˈdroʊ məl/, adjective
Words nearby prodrome
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British Dictionary definitions for prodrome
/ (ˈprəʊdrəʊm) /
med any symptom that signals the impending onset of a disease
Derived forms of prodromeprodromal 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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Medical definitions for prodrome
[ prō′drōm′ ]
n. pl. pro•dromes
An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or disease.
Other words from prodromepro•dro′mal (-drō′məl) null adj.
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