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