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n. Abbr. VD
A sexually transmitted disease.
(Pathology) any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourse. Abbreviation: VD
sex′ually transmit′ted disease′
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|Noun||1.||venereal disease - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact|
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose
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