Share this entry

Share this page

syphilis

División en sílabas: syph·i·lis
Pronunciación: /ˈsif(ə)ləs
 
/

Definición de syphilis en inglés:

sustantivo

A chronic bacterial disease that is contracted chiefly by infection during sexual intercourse, but also congenitally by infection of a developing fetus.
Example sentences
  • Screening tests for herpes simplex virus and syphilis were negative.
  • Other less common but serious infections are also checked for, including HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B.
  • We did not identify any new cases of HIV infection or syphilis.

Origen

early 18th century: modern Latin, from Syphilis, sive Morbus Gallicus, the title of a Latin poem (1530), from the name of the character Syphilus, the supposed first sufferer of the disease.

Derivados

syphilitic

1
Pronunciación: /ˌsifəˈlitik/
adjetivo& sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Other sites include stasis ulcers, decubitus ulcers, granuloma inguinale, syphilitic lesions, and smallpox vaccination scars.
  • It was used as a device to cover syphilitic pustules and gonorrhoeal warts in the genital area.
  • Syphilis is passed from person to person by direct contact with a syphilitic ulcer.

Definición de syphilis en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día vigesimal
Pronunciación: vɪˈdʒɛsɪm(ə)l
adjective
relating to or based on the number twenty