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.

STD

sexually transmitted disease: any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia.
Compare STI.

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British Dictionary definitions for sexually transmitted disease

std

abbreviation for

standard

STD

abbreviation for

subscriber trunk dialling
NZ subscriber toll dialling
sexually transmitted disease
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Medicine 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.

STD

abbr.

sexually transmitted disease

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Science 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

STD

Abbreviation of sexually transmitted disease
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Culture definitions for sexually transmitted disease

STD

See sexually transmitted disease.

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