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syphilis

syph·i·lis

syphilis

 
pronunciation:
sI f lihs
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a bacterial disease that can be transmitted between sexual partners or to an infant during childbirth, causing a latent infection that can affect any organ of the body or result in paralysis or insanity.
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derivation: syphilitic (adj.)