from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The first stage of syphilis, characterized by formation of a painless chancre at the point of infection and hardening and swelling of adjacent lymph nodes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the initial stage of syphilis, including the period from the development of the original lesion or chancre to the first manifestation of symptoms indicative of general constitutional infection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection
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