- pertaining to, noting, or affected with syphilis.
- a person affected with syphilis.
Origin of syphilitic
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Examples from the Web for syphilitic
He left as his legacy a syphilitic wife and a cigar smoke-filled mansion at 73rd Street and Riverside Drive.What the Richest Men in the World Don't Know
January 23, 2009
If she gives birth to a child or children, they are syphilitic.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
The name of a syphilitic swelling or tumor is gumma (plural, gummata).
The problem of the syphilitic differs from the problem of the exgonorrheal patient.
Some syphilitic mothers will have half a dozen or more miscarriages in succession.
Or the child may be born alive, but suffering from syphilitic infection.The Sexual Life of the Child
- Of, relating to, or affected with syphilis.
- A person with syphilis.
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