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primary syphilis

noun Pathology.
  1. the first stage of syphilis, characterized by the formation of a chancre at the site of infection.
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Origin of primary syphilis

First recorded in 1900–05
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primary syphilis in Medicine

primary syphilis

  1. The first stage of syphilis, marked by formation of a painless chancre at the point of infection and by hardening and swelling of adjacent lymph nodes.
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