lues definition

  • noun:
    • Syphilis.
    • A plague or illness, especially syphilis.
    • infection, specifically of a contagious kind.
    • syphilis; -- called also Lues venerea.
    • A plague or pestilence: used with adjectives to designate numerous certain or contagious affections.
    • a standard venereal disease brought on by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; may be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

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