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British Dictionary definitions for prodrome
Derived Formsprodromal or prodromic (prəʊˈdrɒmɪk), adjective
- med any symptom that signals the impending onset of a disease
C19: via French from New Latin prodromus, from Greek prodromos forerunner, from pro- ² + dramein to run
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Word Origin and History for prodrome
1640s, from French prodrome (16c.), from Modern Latin prodromus, from Greek prodromos "a running forward, a sally, sudden attack," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + dromos "a running" (see dromedary).
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Related formspro•dro′mal (-drō′məl) null adj.
- An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or disease.
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