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syncope (ˈsɪŋkəpɪ Pronunciation for syncope



  1. (pathology) a technical word for a faint
  2. the omission of one or more sounds or letters from the middle of a word

Derived Forms

syncopic (sɪŋˈkɒpɪk Pronunciation for syncopic , ˈsyncopal adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin syncopa, from Greek sunkopē a cutting off, from syn- + koptein to cut

Example Sentences Including 'syncope'

Ashley Clarke, 18, has the most extreme case of Gower syndrome (vasovagal syncope ) to be encountered by medical experts.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The patient's syncope might be considered as equivalent to a transient ischaemic attack.
British Medical Journal (2002)
The story goes that she suffered from syncope , a kind of short-term loss of consciousness, and during one attack was pronounced dead.
James Herbert James Herbert's Dark Places


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