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prodrome (n.)

1640s, "a forerunner" (a sense now obsolete); by 1834 in pathology, "a prodromal symptom;" from French prodrome (16c.) and directly from Modern Latin prodromus, from Greek prodromos "a running forward, a sally, sudden attack," from pro "forward" (see pro-) + dromos "a running" (see dromedary). Related: Prodromata; prodromatic; prodromic; prodromous.

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Definitions of prodrome from WordNet

prodrome (n.)
an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur;
Synonyms: prodroma
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