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syncope

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noun syn·co·pe \ˈsiŋ-kə-(ˌ)pē, ˈsin-\

Definition of syncope

  1. 1 :  loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain :  faint

  2. 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 play \-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

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syncope

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noun syn·co·pe \ˈsiŋ-kə-pē, ˈsin-\

Medical Definition of syncope

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




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