primary syphilis

primary syphilis

noun Pathology.
the first stage of syphilis, characterized by the formation of a chancre at the site of infection.

Origin:
1900–05

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primary syphilis n.
The first stage of syphilis, marked by formation of a painless chancre at the point of infection and by hardening and swelling of adjacent lymph nodes.

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