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sexually transmitted disease

noun
  1. any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia. Abbreviation: STD
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Also called venereal disease.
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Related Words for sexually transmitted diseases

AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, clap, HIV, STD, VD, chancroid, chlamydia, crabs, scabies

sexually transmitted diseases in Medicine

sexually transmitted disease

n.
  1. 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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sexually transmitted diseases in Science

sexually transmitted disease

[sĕkshōō-ə-lē]
  1. 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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sexually transmitted diseases in Culture

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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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.