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From New Latin syphilis, originally the title of a poem by Girolamo Fracastoro concerning "Syphilus", the supposed first sufferer of the disease.

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syphilis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A disease spread via sexual activity, caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.

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syphilis (uncountable)

  1. syphilis

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EtymologyEdit

First used in 1530 by Girolamo Fracastoro, from the name of a mythical first sufferer of the disease, Syphilus.

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syphilis f (genitive syphilidis); third declension

  1. (New Latin, medicine) syphilis

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative syphilis syphilidēs
Genitive syphilidis syphilidum
Dative syphilidī syphilidibus
Accusative syphilidem syphilidēs
Ablative syphilide syphilidibus
Vocative syphilis syphilidēs

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