- sexually transmitted disease. Abbreviation: VD
Origin of venereal disease
First recorded in 1650–60
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- any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourseAbbreviation: VD
- Any of several contagious diseases, such as syphilis and gonorrhea, contracted through sexual intercourse; a sexually transmitted disease.
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