the third stage of syphilis, characterized by involvement of the internal organs, especially the brain, spinal cord, heart, and liver.
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Origin of tertiary syphilis
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby tertiary syphilis
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Medical definitions for tertiary syphilis
The final stage of syphilis, marked by gumma formation, cellular infiltration, and cardiovascular and central nervous system lesions.
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