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Synonyms of pox

Noun


1. syphilis, syph, pox, lues venerea, lues, venereal disease, VD, venereal infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, STD

usage: a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

2. pox, contagious disease, contagion

usage: a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

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