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Definition of Syphilis
SyphilisSyphilis Syph"i*lis, n. [NL., fr. Syphilus, the name of a
shepherd in the Latin poem of Fracastoro, ``Syphilus, sive
Morbus Gallicus,' which was published in 1530; Gr. ? hog,
swine + ? dear, loving. The term was introduced into nosology
by Sauvages.] (Med.)
The pox, or venereal disease; a chronic, specific, infectious
disease, usually communicated by sexual intercourse or by
hereditary transmission, and occurring in three stages known
as primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis. See under
Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.
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