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tertiary syphilis

noun, Pathology.
the third stage of syphilis, characterized by involvement of the internal organs, especially the brain, spinal cord, heart, and liver.
Origin of tertiary syphilis
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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tertiary-syphilis in Medicine

tertiary syphilis n.
The final stage of syphilis, marked by gumma formation, cellular infiltration, and cardiovascular and central nervous system lesions.

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