sexually transmitted disease


noun

any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia. Abbreviation: STD

Nearby words

  1. sexual selection,
  2. sexuality,
  3. sexualization,
  4. sexualize,
  5. sexually,
  6. sexually transmitted diseases,
  7. sexwale,
  8. sexy,
  9. seychelles,
  10. seychellois

Also called venereal disease.

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Medicine definitions for sexually transmitted diseases

sexually transmitted disease

n.

Any of various diseases, including chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are usually contracted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact.

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Science definitions for sexually transmitted diseases

sexually transmitted disease

[sĕkshōō-ə-lē]

Any of various infectious diseases, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are transmitted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Also called venereal disease
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Culture definitions for sexually transmitted diseases

sexually transmitted diseases

Diseases that can be passed to other persons through sexual contact. AIDS, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis are examples of sexually transmitted diseases.

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