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lues

[loo-eez]
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noun Pathology.
  1. syphilis.
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Origin of lues

1625–35; < New Latin, special use of Latin luēs plague, contagion
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lues

noun plural lues rare
  1. any venereal disease
  2. a pestilence
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Derived Formsluetic (luːˈɛtɪk), adjectiveluetically, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: calamity
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lues in Medicine

lues

(lōōēz)
n. pl. lues
  1. Syphilis.
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Related formslu•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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