tertiary syphilis

noun

Definition of tertiary syphilis 

: the third stage of syphilis that develops after disappearance of the symptoms of secondary syphilis and is marked by ulcers in and gummas under the skin and commonly by involvement of the skeletal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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tertiary syphilis

noun

Medical Definition of tertiary syphilis 

: the third stage of syphilis that develops after the disappearance of the secondary symptoms and is marked by ulcers in and gummas under the skin and commonly by involvement of the skeletal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems

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