neurosyphilis

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Etymology[edit]

neuro- +‎ syphilis.

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neurosyphilis (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) A syphilis infection affecting the nervous system.
    • 2007 March 18, Brenda Wineapple, “Wessex Man”, in New York Times[1]:
      Even more recently, The Times Literary Supplement, sifting through Hardy’s ashes, ran a story suggesting that his first wife may have suffered from quaternary neurosyphilis — contracted from him.

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