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venereal disease:

Or: VD , any infection transmitted through close, intimate and/or sexual contact. This word, coined by a French doctor named Jacques de Bethencourt who called syphilis morbus venereus , or the sickness of Venus , is being superseded by the less judgmental: sexually-transmitted-disease (STD) or sexually-transmitted-infection (STI). See STD for synonyms.


(1) Paul (John Malkovich) in Shadows and Fog (1992): ' I never do-it with a whore . You start out with a burning desire and you end up in the morning with a burning sensation, if you know what I mean .'

(2) Professor Abraham Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993): ' Blood and the diseases of the blood, such as syphilis , which concerns us here. The very name venereal diseases , the diseases of Venus , imputes to them a divine origin .'

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