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

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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


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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