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Tietze's syndrome


syndrome characterized by swelling of rib cartilage (causing pain)


state noun (stable states of affairs)


Tietze's syndromes

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


After Alexander Tietze (1864-1927), German surgeon.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references


Tietze syndrome

a benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages. It was first described in 1921 by the German surgeon Alexander Tietze. Though thought to be the same conditions, Tietze syndrome is not the same as costochondritis. Tietze syndrome is ... (41 of 736 words, 1 image)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

Tietze's syndrome

Inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage, causing pain in the chest similar to angina pectoris. (17 of 28 words, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

syndrome | white-coat hypertension

[medicine] any combination of signs and symptoms that are indicative of a particular disease or disorder | a symptom, characteristic, or set of ... (22 of 457 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

syndrome | syndromic [derived]

a group of symptoms which consistently occur together, or a condition characterized by a set of associated symptoms | a characteristic combination of ... (22 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a combination of medical problems that commonly go together, which might show the existence of a particular disease or mental condition | used in the ... (24 of 80 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:


[pathology, psychiatry] a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like. | a group of related or ... (23 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)




a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition | a set of concurrent things (as emotions or ... (24 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

syndrome [countable] | syndromes [plural]

a medical condition that has a particular set of effects on your body or mind | a set of feelings or actions that are typical in a particular ... (27 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

syndrome | syndromic [adjective, related]

a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition | any set of characteristics regarded as identifying a ... (21 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)



syndrome [pathology] | syndromes [plural]

A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours. (8 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

syndrome | syndromes [plural]

a group of signs and symptoms that together are characteristic or indicative of a specific disease or other disorder | a group of things or events ... (25 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology reference

American Heritage Dictionary:

Tietze's syndrome

Origin: After Alexander Tietze (1864-1927), German surgeon.


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