venereal

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adjective ve·ne·re·al \və-ˈnir-ē-əl\

Definition of venereal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to sexual pleasure or indulgence

  2. 2a :  resulting from or contracted during sexual intercourse venereal infectionsb :  of, relating to, or affected with venereal disease a high venereal ratec :  involving the genital organs venereal sarcoma

venereally

adverb

Origin and Etymology of venereal

Middle English venerealle, from Latin Venerius, Venereus “of Venus, of or relating to sexual desire or sexual activity, erotic,” adjective derivative of vener-, venus “sexual desire, sexual intercourse, (as proper noun) goddess personifying sexual attractiveness” + -alle 1-al — more at venus


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

venereal

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adjective ve·ne·re·al \və-ˈnir-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of venereal

  1. 1:  of or relating to sexual pleasure or indulgence

  2. 2a:  resulting from or contracted during sexual intercourse venereal infectionsb:  of, relating to, or affected with venereal disease a high venereal ratec:  involving the genital organs venereal sarcoma

venereally

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