venereal disease

noun

Definition of venereal disease

  1. :  a contagious disease (such as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is typically acquired in sexual intercourse — compare std

First Known Use of venereal disease

1658


VENEREAL DISEASE Defined for English Language Learners

venereal disease

noun

Definition of venereal disease for English Language Learners

  • medical : a disease (such as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse


Medical Dictionary

venereal disease

noun

Medical Definition of venereal disease

  1. :  a contagious disease (as gonorrhea or syphilis) that is typically acquired in sexual intercourse—abbreviation VD; compare sexually transmitted disease



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