primary syphilis

noun

Definition of primary syphilis

: the first stage of syphilis that is marked by the development of a chancre and the spread of the causative spirochete in the tissues of the body

First Known Use of primary syphilis

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of primary syphilis was circa 1890

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“Primary syphilis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/primary%20syphilis. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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primary syphilis

noun

Medical Definition of primary syphilis

: the first stage of syphilis that is marked by the development of a chancre and the spread of the causative spirochete in the tissues of the body

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