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Definitions and Synonyms of syphilis | Another word for syphilis | What is syphilis?

Definition 1: a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for syphilis in the sense of this definition

(syphilis is a kind of ...) a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact

(... is a kind of syphilis ) the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection

(... is a kind of syphilis ) the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane

(... is a kind of syphilis ) the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver

(... is a kind of syphilis ) syphilis of the central nervous system

(syphilis is a part of ...) a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)

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