syncope

noun syn·co·pe \ ˈsiŋ-kə-(ˌ)pē , ˈsin- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018
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)

syncopal

play \ˈsiŋ-kə-pəl, ˈsin-\ adjective

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

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Origin and Etymology of syncope

Late Latin, from Greek synkopē, literally, cutting short, from synkoptein to cut short, from syn- + koptein to cut — more at capon

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syncope

noun syn·co·pe \ ˈsiŋ-kə-pē, ˈsin- \
: loss of consciousness resulting from insufficient blood flow to the brain : faint

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