lues

lues

[loo-eez]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1625–35; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin luēs plague, contagion

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lues (ˈluːiːz)
 
n , pl lues
1.  any venereal disease
2.  a pestilence
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: calamity]
 
luetic
 
adj
 
lu'etically
 
adv

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lues lu·es (lōō'ēz)
n. pl. lues
Syphilis.


lu·et'ic (-ět'ĭk) adj.
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