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lues

[ loo-eez ]

noun

, Pathology.


lues

/ luːˈɛtɪk; ˈluːiːz /

noun

  1. any venereal disease
  2. a pestilence


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Derived Forms

  • luˈetically, adverb
  • luetic, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lues1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lues1

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: calamity

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Example Sentences

Lues testiculorum destrui potest substantiam testiculorum nisi morbus mature sanetur, et impotentia potest esse absoluta.

The solution of the difficulty is to be looked for in the inquiries after still earlier notices of the lues venerea.

He had several gonorrhœal infections, the first one at the age of fifteen; was infected with lues at a very early age.

The men have practised the same method for the venereal lues, but find it ineffectual.

I observed also, in the interior countries, a few instances of simple gonorrhœa, but never the confirmed lues.

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