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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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Medical definitions for sexually transmitted disease

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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Scientific definitions for sexually transmitted disease

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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