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NOUN (1)

1. a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta);
[syn: syphilis, syph, pox, lues venerea, lues]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lues \Lu"es\, n. [L.] (Med.) 1. Disease, especially of a contagious kind. [archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. syphilis; -- called also Lues venerea. [1913 Webster +PJC] Lues venerea, syphilis; -- called also simply lues. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lues n 1: a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta) [syn: syphilis, syph, pox, lues venerea, lues]