sexually transmitted disease

noun

Definition of sexually transmitted disease

medical

  1. :  any one of various diseases that a person can get by having sex with a person who has the disease

Word by Word Definitions

transmitplay transmitted
  1. :  to send or convey from one person or place to another :  forward

    :  to cause or allow to spread: such as

    :  to convey by or as if by inheritance or heredity :  hand down

diseaseplay
  1. :  trouble

    :  a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms :  sickness, malady

    :  a harmful development (as in a social institution)


Medical Dictionary

sexually transmitted disease

noun

Medical Definition of sexually transmitted disease

  1. :  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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