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sexually transmitted disease

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noun
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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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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