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social disease

n.
1. A sexually transmitted disease.
2. A disease having its highest incidence among socioeconomic groups predisposed to it by a given set of adverse living or working conditions.

so′cial disease`


n.
a venereal disease.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.social disease - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
genital herpes, herpes genitalis - an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum - a venereal disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium; characterized by a pimply rash of the skin in the genital and groin region
lues, lues venerea, pox, syph, syphilis - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
LGV, lymphogranuloma venereum, lymphopathia venereum - infectious disease caused by a species of chlamydia bacterium; transmitted by sexual contact; characterized by genital lesions and swelling of lymph nodes in the groin
chlamydia - a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
Translations

social disease

nmalattia sociale
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