syphilis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"syphilis" in British English

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syphilisnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈsɪf.ɪ.lɪs/
a ​diseasecaught during ​sexualactivity with an ​infectedperson. Syphilis ​spreadsslowly from the ​sexorgans to all ​parts of the ​body and often ​results in ​death if not ​treated.
adjective /ˌsɪf.ɪˈlɪt.ɪk/  us /-əˈlɪt̬-/
It's ​thought he may have been syphilitic. a syphilitic ​infection
(Definition of syphilis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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syphilisnoun [U]

 us   /ˈsɪf·ə·lɪs/
a ​diseasecaught during ​sexualactivity
(Definition of syphilis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “syphilis”
in Chinese (Simplified) 梅毒…
in Turkish frengi, frengi hastalığı…
in Russian сифилис…
in Chinese (Traditional) 梅毒…
in Polish kiła…
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