kissing disease

noun

Word History

Etymology

from the belief that it is frequently transmitted by kissing

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kissing disease was in 1962

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“Kissing disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kissing%20disease. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

kissing disease

noun

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