prodrome

[ proh-drohm ]
/ ˈproʊ droʊm /

noun Pathology.

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

First recorded in 1635–45; from French, from New Latin prodromus, noun use of Greek pródromos “running before”; see pro-2, -drome

OTHER WORDS FROM prodrome

prod·ro·mal [proh-droh-muhl], /proʊˈdroʊ məl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prodrome

prodrome
/ (ˈprəʊdrəʊm) /

noun

med any symptom that signals the impending onset of a disease

Derived forms of prodrome

prodromal 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

prodrome
[ prōdrōm′ ]

n. pl. pro•dromes

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

Other words from prodrome

pro•dromal (-drōməl) null adj.
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