sexually transmitted disease

noun

Definition of sexually transmitted disease

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: any one of various diseases that can be transmitted by direct sexual contact

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“Sexually transmitted disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexually%20transmitted%20disease. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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sexually transmitted disease

noun

Medical Definition of sexually transmitted disease

: any of various diseases or infections that can be transmitted by direct sexual contact including some (as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and genital herpes) chiefly spread by sexual means and others (as hepatitis B and AIDS) often contracted by nonsexual means

called also STD

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