Relating to, caused by, or suffering from syphilis. SYN: luetic.

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syph·i·lit·ic .sif-ə-'lit-ik adj of, relating to, or infected with syphilis
syph·i·lit·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
syphilitic n an individual infected with syphilis

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