nonvenereal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ venereal

Adjective[edit]

nonvenereal (not comparable)

  1. Not venereal.
    • 2008 January 15, John Noble Wilford, “Genetic Study Bolsters Columbus Link to Syphilis”, New York Times:
      Leaders of the new study said the most telling results were that the bacterium causing sexually transmitted syphilis arose relatively recently in humans and was closely related to a strain responsible for the nonvenereal infection known as yaws.