syphilo-, syphil-, syphili-, syphi-

(Latin: Syphil[us], the eponymous main character of Girolamo Fracastoro's poem "Syphilus sive Morbus Gallicus" [Syphilus, or the French Disease], published at Verona, Italy [1530])

Syphilis is a venereal disease (of which Fracastoro's hero Syphilus, was a victim) and is caused by the microorganism Treponema pallidum.

Syphilus was a shepard whose name literally means a "friend of swine". Perhaps it was derived from Greek syn-, "together", plus philein "to love", or from Greek siphlos, "crippled, maimed". No one seems to know for certain.


antisyphilitic
dermosyphilopathy
1. Cutaneous lesions of syphilis.
2. Any syphilid (skin lesions of secondary syphilis).
neurosyphilis
syphilide
syphilionthus
syphilis
syphilize
syphiloderm
syphilogenesis
syphilologist
syphilology
syphilopathy
Any disease caused by syphilis.
syphilotherapy
syphitoxin