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syphilitic

[sif-uh-lit-ik] /ˌsɪf əˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, noting, or affected with syphilis.
noun
2.
a person affected with syphilis.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < New Latin syphiliticus, equivalent to syphili(s) syphilis + -ticus -tic
Related forms
syphilitically, adverb
antisyphilitic, adjective, noun
postsyphilitic, adjective
pseudosyphilitic, adjective
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  • It carried doctors and nurses who had come to do a study among the syphilitic sharecroppers.
  • He browbeats his doctor into imagining how the composer must have felt when he discovered a syphilitic chancre.
  • He is removed and is diagnosed as a tertiary syphilitic.
syphilitic in Medicine

syphilitic syph·i·lit·ic (sĭf'ə-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affected with syphilis. n.
A person with syphilis.

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