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Noun1.syph - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochetesyph - 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)
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s gAaAaAeA@nital (HSV de type 2) et la syph augmentent le risque de contracter le VIH.
QUANG: Because I actually give a damn about you not getting syph, that makes me a bad friend?
Such knowledge illuminates Hemingway's statement that "all the newspaper men I started with are dead from drink or syph or alimony, or in monasteries.