venereal


ve·ne·re·al

adjective \və-ˈnir-ē-əl\

Definition of VENEREAL

1
:  of or relating to sexual pleasure or indulgence
2
a :  resulting from or contracted during sexual intercourse <venereal infections>
b :  of, relating to, or affected with venereal disease <a high venereal rate>
c :  involving the genital organs <venereal sarcoma>
ve·ne·re·al·ly adverb

Origin of VENEREAL

Middle English venerealle, from Latin venereus, from vener-, venus love, sexual desire
First Known Use: 15th century

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ve·ne·re·al

adjective \və-ˈnir-ē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENEREAL

1
: of or relating to sexual pleasure or indulgence
2
a : resulting from or contracted during sexual intercourse <venereal infections> b : of, relating to, or affected with venereal disease <a high venereal rate> c : involving the genital organs <venereal sarcoma>
ve·ne·re·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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