venereology

[vuh-neer-ee-ol-uh-jee]

noun

the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of venereal, or sexually transmitted, disease.

Nearby words

  1. venereal disease,
  2. venereal diseases,
  3. venereal lymphogranuloma,
  4. venereal ulcer,
  5. venereal wart,
  6. venerer,
  7. venerology,
  8. venery,
  9. venesection,
  10. venetes

Also ven·er·ol·o·gy [ven-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌvɛn əˈrɒl ə dʒi/.

Origin of venereology

1895–1900; < Latin venere(us) venereal + -o- + -logy

Related formsve·ne·re·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for venerology

venereology

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of venereal disease
Derived Formsvenereologist, noun

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Medicine definitions for venerology

venereology

[və-nîr′ē-ŏlə-jē]

n.

The study of sexually transmitted diseases.

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