Definition of syphilization in English:

syphilization

(also syphilisation)

noun

Medicine
  • Originally: inoculation with material from a syphilitic lesion, as a (supposed) method of prevention or treatment for syphilis (now historical). In later use also: infection with syphilis.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From syphilize + -ation, after French syphilisation.

Pronunciation

syphilization

/ˌsɪfɪlʌɪˈzeɪʃn/