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secondary syphilis

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noun Pathology.
  1. the second stage of syphilis, characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane.

Origin of secondary syphilis

First recorded in 1905–10
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secondary syphilis in Medicine

secondary syphilis

  1. The second stage of syphilis, beginning with the appearance of the dermatologic eruption, slight fever, and various constitutional symptoms.
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