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battered woman syndrome

noun

Definition of BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME

:  the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate —called also battered woman's syndrome, battered wife syndrome, battered women's syndrome

First Known Use of BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME

1984

battered woman syndrome

noun battered wom·an syndrome \-ˈw-mən-, -ˈwō-, -ˈwə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME

:  the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate—called also battered wife syndrome, battered women's syndrome

Variants of BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME

battered wom·an syndrome also battered wom·an's syndrome \-mənz-\

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