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noun Pathology.
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Origin of venereal disease

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

venereal disease

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

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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Scientific definitions for venereal disease

venereal disease
[ və-nîrē-əl ]

See sexually transmitted disease.
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