Definition of Syphilis

1. Noun. A common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta).


Definition of Syphilis

1. n. The pox, or venereal disease; a chronic, specific, infectious disease, usually communicated by sexual intercourse or by hereditary transmission, and occurring in three stages known as primary, secondary, and tertiary syphilis. See under Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary.

Definition of Syphilis

1. Noun. (disease) A disease spread via sexual activity, caused by the bacterium ''Treponema pallidum''. ¹

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Definition of Syphilis

1. a venereal disease [n -LISES]

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Literary usage of Syphilis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The history of syphilis is shrouded in obscurity; certain writers have sought to trace its ... It is claimed that syphilis was well known to the ancients, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Since 1905 the cause or etiology of syphilis has assumed an entirely new phase ... syphilis. This is a general infectious disease, chronic in character, ..."

3. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"19.4 Reduce congenital syphilis to an incidence of no more than 50 cases per ... Congenital syphilis causes fetal or perinatal death in 40 percent of the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Still, cerebral syphilis, in certain of the forms here described, may occur many years after infection, certain cases being reported as late as 40 years ..."

5. A System of Surgery by Frederick Treves, Sir Charles B Ball (1895)
"Tonics, country or sea-air, and careful dieting have each their place as adjuvants in the treatment of tertiary syphilis. INHERITED syphilis Phenomena of ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"The patients with tabes and cerebrospinal syphilis were helped more than any others. The ten patients with general paresis treated showed less improvement ..."

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