an·​ti·​syph·​i·​lit·​ic ˌan-tē-ˌsi-fə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce antisyphilitic (audio)
: effective against syphilis
antisyphilitic remedies
an antisyphilitic agent
antisyphilitic noun
an effective antisyphilitic

Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antisyphilitic was in 1786

Dictionary Entries Near antisyphilitic

Cite this Entry

“Antisyphilitic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti·​syph·​i·​lit·​ic -ˌsif-ə-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce antisyphilitic (audio)
: effective against syphilis
antisyphilitic treatment


2 of 2 noun
: an antisyphilitic agent
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