venereal disease

venereal disease

noun Pathology.
sexually transmitted disease, Abbreviation: VD

Origin:
1650–60

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venereal disease
 
n
VD any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourse

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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   (və-nîr'ē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
See sexually transmitted disease.
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