venereal disease


noun Pathology.

Origin of venereal disease

First recorded in 1650–60
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British Dictionary definitions for venereal diseases

venereal disease

noun

any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourseAbbreviation: VD
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Medicine definitions for venereal diseases

venereal disease

n.

Any of several contagious diseases, such as syphilis and gonorrhea, contracted through sexual intercourse; a sexually transmitted disease.
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Science definitions for venereal diseases

venereal disease
[ və-nîrē-əl ]

See sexually transmitted disease.
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Culture definitions for venereal diseases

venereal diseases
[ (vuh-neer-ee-uhl) ]

Sexually transmitted diseases; these diseases are named after Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

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