sexually transmitted disease

noun

medical
: 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 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sexually transmitted disease

noun
: std

Medical Definition

sexually transmitted disease

noun
: 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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