battered woman syndrome
noun Date: 1984 the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate — called also battered woman's syndrome, battered wife syndrome, battered women's syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • battered woman syndrome — battered wom·an syndrome wu̇ mən , wō , wə also battered wom·an s syndrome mənz n the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused esp. physically by her mate called also battered… …   Medical dictionary

  • battered woman syndrome — noun also battered woman s syndrome or battered wife syndrome or battered women s syndrome : the highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • battered-person syndrome — n. The medical and psychological condition of a person who has suffered (usually persistent) emotional, physical, or sexual abuse from another person. Also called battered child syndrome or battered woman syndrome depending on the circumstances.… …   Law dictionary

  • battered person syndrome — n. The medical and psychological condition of a person who has suffered (usually persistent) emotional, physical, or sexual abuse from another person. Also called battered child syndrome or battered woman syndrome depending on the circumstances.… …   Law dictionary

  • Battered person syndrome — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Battered person syndrome ICD10 = ICD10|T|74|1|t|66 ICD9 = ICD9|995.81 Battered person syndrome is a physical and psychological condition that is classified as ICD 9 code ICD9|995.81 Battered person syndrome NEC or… …   Wikipedia

  • battered wife syndrome — noun see battered woman syndrome …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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