Definitions of syph
  1. noun
    a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
    synonyms: lues, lues venerea, pox, syphilis
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    primary syphilis
    the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection
    secondary syphilis
    the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane
    tertiary syphilis
    the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver
    syphilis of the central nervous system
    locomotor ataxia, tabes dorsalis
    syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence
    type of:
    Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, STD, VD, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, venereal disease, venereal infection
    a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
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