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
    病症 bìng zhèng disease; illness
    对症 duì zhèng correct diagnosis; to prescribe the right cure for an illness; to suit the medicine to the illness
    顽症 wán zhèng stubborn illness; disease that is difficult to treat
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  • Pinyin: zhēng
    English Definition: abdominal tumor; bowel obstruction; (fig.) sticking point
    Chinese Definition:

    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
    More: 症* | *症 | *症*
Example Sentences
Both of us suffer from insomnia.
He is undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer.
This disease is always common among the elderly.
Symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, and headache.
Traditional Chinese medicine is applied here to treat stomach disorders.