sexually transmitted disease

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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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