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venereal disease(vənēr`ēəl): see sexually transmitted diseasesexually transmitted disease
(STD) or venereal disease,
term for infections acquired mainly through sexual contact. Five diseases were traditionally known as venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis, and the less common granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and
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venereal disease[və′nir·ē·əl di′zēz]
Any of several contagious diseases generally acquired during sexual intercourse; includes gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum. Abbreviated VD.
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any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourse
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