sexually transmitted disease. Abbreviation: VD
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- venereal bubo,
- venereal diseases,
- venereal lymphogranuloma,
- venereal ulcer,
- venereal wart,
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
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Any of several contagious diseases, such as syphilis and gonorrhea, contracted through sexual intercourse; a sexually transmitted disease.
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[ və-nîr′ē-əl ]
See sexually transmitted disease.
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[ (vuh-neer-ee-uhl) ]
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