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Origin of syphilis
Words nearby syphilis
Example sentences from the Web for syphilis
Syphilis is caused by Treponema pallidum, a small unicellular animal parasite.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
Syphilis is also wholly preventable, which is not true of tuberculosis at present.
Some depend on a contagious virus, communicable from one person to another, as Syphilis.
Syphilis, therefore, is a markedly contagious and inoculable disease.Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922)|Committee Of The Board Of Health
On the contrary, in primary Syphilis, and even in incipient Scrofula, Mercury may be used.
British Dictionary definitions for syphilis
Derived forms of syphilissyphilitic (ˌsɪfɪˈlɪtɪk), adjectivesyphilitically, adverbsyphiloid, adjective
Word Origin for syphilis
Medical definitions for syphilis
Scientific definitions for syphilis
Cultural definitions for syphilis
A sexually transmitted disease caused by a microorganism. In its initial stages (called primary syphilis), it is manifested by a skin ulcer called a chancre. If the disease is not treated by penicillin or other antibiotics, the infection becomes chronic. In so-called tertiary syphilis, virtually any tissue in the body can be damaged, including the cardiovascular and nervous systems. The disease, if left untreated, can cause blindness, mental illness, and death.