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venereal disease

noun, Pathology
1.
sexually transmitted disease.
Abbreviation: VD.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
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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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