sexually transmitted dis-ease

sexually transmitted disease

noun
any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia. Abbreviation: std
Also called venereal disease.
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sexually transmitted disease n.
Abbr. STD
Any of various diseases, including chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are usually contracted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact.

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sexually transmitted disease   (sěk'sh-ə-lē)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various infectious diseases, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are transmitted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Also called venereal disease.
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