venereal infection

Definitions of venereal infection
  1. noun
    a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
    synonyms: Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, STD, VD, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, venereal disease
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    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
    clap, gonorrhea, gonorrhoea
    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
    primary syphilis
    the first stage; characterized by a chancre at the site of infection
    secondary syphilis
    the second stage; characterized by eruptions of the skin and mucous membrane
    tertiary syphilis
    the third stage; characterized by involvement of internal organs especially the brain and spinal cord as well as the heart and liver
    neurosyphilis
    syphilis of the central nervous system
    type of:
    contagion, contagious disease
    any disease easily transmitted by contact
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