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prodrome

[proh-drohm] /ˈproʊ droʊm/
noun, Pathology
1.
a premonitory symptom.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < French < Neo-Latin prodromus, noun use of Greek pródromos running before. See pro-2, -drome
Related forms
prodromal
[prod-ruh-muh l, pruh-droh-] /ˈprɒd rə məl, prəˈdroʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prodromal

prodrome

/ˈprəʊdrəʊm/
noun
1.
(med) any symptom that signals the impending onset of a disease
Derived Forms
prodromal, prodromic (prəʊˈdrɒmɪk) adjective
Word Origin
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 prodromal
adj.

1717, from Modern Latin prodromus "a running forward" (see prodrome) + -al (1).

prodrome

n.

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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prodromal in Medicine

prodrome pro·drome (prō'drōm')
n. pl. pro·dromes or pro·dro·ma·ta (-drō'mə-tə)
An early symptom indicating the onset of an attack or a disease.


pro·dro'mal (-drō'məl) or pro·drom'ic (-drŏm'ĭk) adj.
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