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syncope

noun syn·co·pe \ˈsiŋ-kə-(ˌ)pē, ˈsin-\

Definition of SYNCOPE

1
:  loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain :  faint
2
:  the loss of one or more sounds or letters in the interior of a word (as in fo'c'sle for forecastle)
syn·co·pal \-kə-pəl\ adjective

Examples of SYNCOPE

  1. <syncope has been reported in a small percentage of patients taking the drug>

Origin of SYNCOPE

Late Latin, from Greek synkopē, literally, cutting short, from synkoptein to cut short, from syn- + koptein to cut — more at capon
First Known Use: circa 1550

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

syncope

noun syn·co·pe \ˈsiŋ-kə-pē, ˈsin-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNCOPE

:  loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain :  faint

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