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venereal disease

noun, Pathology
1.
sexually transmitted disease.
Abbreviation: VD.
Origin of venereal disease
1650-1660
1650-60
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  • The subject of venereal disease and marriage will be further discussed in separate chapters.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • There are three kinds of venereal disease, which we will describe in a few words.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • It might be desirable to reduce the pay of men found in those areas whether suffering from venereal disease or not.

  • At Naples, the venereal disease is more common than in any other part of the world.

  • There are no trustworthy statistics in any part of the British Empire of the deaths due to venereal disease.

    Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922) Committee Of The Board Of Health
  • To this end, a statement of the signs of venereal disease to be furnished.

    The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger
  • Try to lead all young men to avoid a loose sexual life and venereal disease.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • venereal disease was not uncommon among the well-to-do in London.

British Dictionary definitions for venereal disease

venereal disease

noun
1.
any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourse VD
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venereal disease in Medicine

venereal disease n.
Abbr. VD, V.D.
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
venereal disease
  (və-nîr'ē-əl)   
See sexually transmitted disease.
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