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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Syph"i*lis
The pox, or venereal disease; a chronic, specific, infectious disease, usually communicated by sexual intercourse or by hereditary transmission, and occurring in three stages known as primary secondary, and tertiary syphilis. See under Primary Secondary, and Tertiary.

Etymology: NL., fr. Syphilus, the name of a shepherd in the Latin poem of Fracastoro, “Syphilus, sive Morbus Gallicus,” which was published in 1530; Gr. � hog, swine + � dear, loving. The term was introduced into nosology by Sauvages

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  1. A common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  1. (medicine) syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease

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  • Weird things about the name Syphilis: Your name in reverse order is Silihpys. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Pylshisi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Syphilis born Nov 16, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1100. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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