syphilology

noun
syph·​i·​lol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce syphilology (audio) \
plural syphilologies

Medical Definition of syphilology

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis

Other Words from syphilology

syphilologic \ ˌsif-​ə-​lə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce syphilologic (audio) \ adjective

Learn More about syphilology

Cite this Entry

“Syphilology.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/syphilology. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

Comments on syphilology

What made you want to look up syphilology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!