noun Pathology.

Origin of lues

1625–35; < New Latin, special use of Latin luēs plague, contagion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lues


noun plural lues rare

any venereal disease
a pestilence
Derived Formsluetic (luːˈɛtɪk), adjectiveluetically, adverb

Word Origin for lues

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: calamity
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Medicine definitions for lues



n. pl. lues

Related formslu•etic (-ĕtĭk) adj.
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