primary syphilis

primary syphilis n the first stage of syphilis that is marked by the development of a chancre and the spread of the causative spirochete in the tissues of the body

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the first stage of syphilis, in which a painless primary lesion called a chancre appears at the site of inoculation and is associated with regional adenopathy and bubo formation. Chancres usually appear two to four weeks after infection and heal spontaneously within two weeks. Untreated patients soon develop secondary syphilis.

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  • Primary syphilis — Primary Pri ma*ry, a. [L. primarius, fr. primus first: cf. F. primaire. See {Prime}, a., and cf. {Premier}, {Primero}.] 1. First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original. [1913 Webster] The church of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • primary syphilis — noun the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection • Hypernyms: ↑syphilis, ↑syph, ↑pox, ↑lues venerea, ↑lues * * * noun : the first stage of syphilis marked by the development of the chancre and the spread of the causative… …   Useful english dictionary

  • primary syphilis — noun Date: circa 1890 the first stage of syphilis that is marked by the development of a chancre and the spread of the causative spirochete in the tissues of the body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • primary syphilis — Pathol. the first stage of syphilis, characterized by the formation of a chancre at the site of infection. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Primary — Pri ma*ry, a. [L. primarius, fr. primus first: cf. F. primaire. See {Prime}, a., and cf. {Premier}, {Primero}.] 1. First in order of time or development or in intention; primitive; fundamental; original. [1913 Webster] The church of Christ, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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