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- 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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See also: pox (Dictionary)