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Meaning of 症

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(Trad.: 癥)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sickness) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] sickness, disease
    • [ zhèng ] straight, right, proper, correct, just, true
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  • Pinyin: zhèng

    English Definition: disease; illness
    Example Words:
    症状 [ zhèng zhuàng ]: symptom (of an illness)
    癌症 [ ái zhèng ]: cancer
    炎症 [ yán zhèng ]: inflammation
    病症 [ bìng zhèng ]: disease; illness
    不孕症 [ yùn zhèng ]: female infertility
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  • Pinyin: zhēng

    English Definition: abdominal tumor; bowel obstruction; (fig.) sticking point
    Chinese Definition:
    ①腹中结块的病。[例]脉沉重而中散者,因寒食成症。——晋·王叔和《脉经》。[合]病症(病征。按:病征的“症”,在古时只作“證”。症是近代的俗字);症坚(症结);症痼(腹中积久未消的痞块);症瘕(腹中结块的病。喻固陋寡闻);症噎(腹中结块,食塞咽喉)。
    ②另见zhèng。

    Example Words:
    症结 [ zhēng jié ]: hard lump in the abdomen (in Chinese medicine); crux of an issue; main point in an argument; sticking point; deadlock in negotiations
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