from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The final stage of syphilis, following a latent period that may last years, characterized by spread of the disease to many organs and tissues, including the skin, bones, joints, heart, brain, and spinal cord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the third and last stage of syphilis, in which it invades the bones and internal organs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver
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