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syphilitic

[sif-uh-lit-ik]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to, noting, or affected with syphilis.
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noun
  1. a person affected with syphilis.
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Origin of syphilitic

1780–90; < New Latin syphiliticus, equivalent to syphili(s) syphilis + -ticus -tic
Related formssyph·i·lit·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·syph·i·lit·ic, adjective, nounpost·syph·i·lit·ic, adjectivepseu·do·syph·i·lit·ic, adjective
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  • If she gives birth to a child or children, they are syphilitic.

  • The name of a syphilitic swelling or tumor is gumma (plural, gummata).

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    William J. Robinson

  • The problem of the syphilitic differs from the problem of the exgonorrheal patient.

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    William J. Robinson

  • Some syphilitic mothers will have half a dozen or more miscarriages in succession.

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    William J. Robinson

  • Or the child may be born alive, but suffering from syphilitic infection.


syphilitic in Medicine

syphilitic

(sĭf′ə-lĭtĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or affected with syphilis.
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n.
  1. A person with syphilis.
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