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lu·es

 (lo͞o′ēz)
n. pl. lues
Syphilis.

[New Latin luēs, from Latin, plague; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

lu·et′ic (-ĕt′ĭk) adj.
lu·et′i·cal·ly adv.

lues

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

syph•i•lis

(ˈsɪf ə lɪs)

n.
a chronic infectious disease caused by a spirochete, Treponema pallidum, usu. venereal in origin but often congenital, affecting almost any body organ, esp. the genitals, skin, brain, and nervous tissue.
[< New Latin, coined by Giovanni Fracastoro (1478–1553), Italian physician, in his poem Syphilis, sive morbus Gallicus (“Syphilis, or the French Disease”)]
syph`i•lit′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lues - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochetelues - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
primary syphilis - the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection
secondary syphilis - the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane
tertiary syphilis - the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver
neurosyphilis - syphilis of the central nervous system
chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
Translations

lu·es

n. lúes, sífilis.
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