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

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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 — 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 * * * the first stage of syphilis, in which a painless primary lesion called a chancre appears at… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • Primary alcohol — 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 amine — 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 amputation — 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 axis — 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 colors — 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

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