venereal disease


venereal disease

noun

medical : a disease (such as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse

Full Definition of VENEREAL DISEASE

:  a contagious disease (as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is typically acquired in sexual intercourse — compare std

First Known Use of VENEREAL DISEASE

1658

venereal disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENEREAL DISEASE

: a contagious disease (as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is typically acquired in sexual intercourse—abbreviation VD; compare sexually transmitted disease

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