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venereal (adjective) (not comparable)
1. A description of an infection or disease that is caught or transmitted through sexual intercourse.
2. Etymology: from Latin venereus, from Latin Venus, in ancient Roman mythology, the goddess of beauty and love; especially, sensual love, from venus, "love, sexual desire, loveliness, beauty, charm".
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venereal (adjective)
1. Terms of the hunt and groups referred to as: "nouns of multitude", "group terms", and "terms of venery".
2. Etymology: from venery, "practice or sport of hunting, the chase" from early 14th century; from Old French venerie, which came from Latin venari, "to hunt".

There are many group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some current creations that attempt to describe group characteristics.

Such historical nomenclature, or terminology, called Venereal Terms [listed at this page] or Terms of Venery, were said to refer to a gathering of "group names" or collective nouns from the hunt and social functions.

For more information about this segment, see Historical background for terms of Venery.

Venereal terms, or the language of the chase (hunt), were in general use as well-established hunting terms. The names were considered to be the proper terms for groups of beasts, fish, fowls, insects, or whatever was designated and they were "codified in the fifteenth century".

This entry is located in the following units: Names for Groups: Characteristic Terms (page 1) venat-, vener- (page 1)
(traditional and modern group names that try to describe group characteristics)
(terms of Venery or group names from traditional terms of the hunt and some more modern creations that attempt to describe group characteristics of animals, humans, and groupings)
Word Entries containing the term: “venereal
venereal bubo
An enlarged gland in the groin associated with any venereal disease, especially chancroid.

Chancroid is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria haemophilus ducreyi. It causes multiple painful ulcers on the penis and the vulva often associated with tender and enlarged inguinal (groin) lymph nodes.

This entry is located in the following unit: bubo-, bubon- + (page 1)
venereal collar, collar of pearls, collar of Venus, leukoderma colli
Syphilitic leukoderma or a congenital skin condition characterized by spots or bands of unpigmented skin around the neck and shoulders.

It is virtually pathognomonic of late syphilis; that is, decisively characteristic of a disease or indicating a disease with certainty.