syn-, sy-, sym-, syl-, sys-
(Greek: with, together with; also by extension: united; same, similar; at the same time)
2. An organism which lives within the body of another organism (its host) as part of an endosymbiotic relationship.
2. A symbiotic relationship between two organisms in which one of the two organisms (the endosymbiont) lives inside the body of the other one (the host).
2. That which lives within a body, or cells, of another organism; forming an endosymbiosis.
Patients can usually dress and wash independently, but they can not cope with a job or household activities.
Patients generally score highly on measures of anxiety and depression.
A geosynchronous satellite has an orbit similar to a geostationary one, except that it does not necessarily lie in the earth's equatorial plane.
Hypermobility is often misused to describe extra movements as seen in a contortionist.2. Increased range of the movement of joints, joint laxity, occurring normally in young children or as a result of disease; such as, Marfan's syndrome (disorder of connective tissue of musculoskeletal system or abnormal length of the limbs; especially the fingers and the toes) or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (disorder of the connective tissue; such as, joints that bend too easily into extensions).
3. Excessive joint play (movement) which permits increased mobility.
The area where two bones meet is called a joint and all joints have a cavity containing a small amount of synovial fluid, which allows for movement.
The attached tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joint capsules hold the joints in their correct positions.
Looseness of these supporting structures allows a joint to have extra motion and often, even normal activities that put stress on loose joints will irritate them.
Hypermobility syndrome may include congenital hip dislocations; scoliosis (curvature of the spine); elbow, kneecap and/or shoulder dislocations; or frequent ankle or wrist sprains.
2. In pharmacology, an abnormal reaction to a drug or food, sometimes specified as genetically determined, but not caused by an allergy: Gregory’s idiosyncrasy was obvious as was shown by his hypersensitiveness to drinking only one glass of wine in the evening after having one aspirin earlier in the day, because he became quite tipsy and talkative.
3. The mental constitution peculiar to a person or class of people; an individual bent of mind or inclination; a view or feeling, a liking or aversion, peculiar to a single person, race, or nation: The idiosyncrasy that Alfred had of bowing and kissing the hand of the ladies he met at the party was very peculiar, or strange, since this is not a custom in these present times.