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Gallic disease:

Obsolete ethnic slur for syphilis . The word syphilis first appeared in 1530 in a poem by Girolamo Fracastoro Syphilis sive Morbus-Gallicus . See syphilis for synonyms.
See Also: antivenereal, bacterial STDs, bad blood, clean, dose, a, foul disorder, French ache(s), French crown, French fever, French goods, French gout, French measles, French pig, French pox, Morbus Gallicus, Neapolitan bone ache, Neapolitan consolation, Neapolitan favour, pathophobia, sexually transmitted infection, venereology, venereophobia

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