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vaginismus Tweet Definition of vaginismus Like Definition of vaginismus on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pathology) A painful muscular contraction of the vagina.
     
vaginitis Tweet Definition of vaginitis Like Definition of vaginitis on Facebook
noun (plural: vaginitides)
  1. (pathology) Inflammation of the vagina.
     
valley fever Tweet Definition of valley fever Like Definition of valley fever on Facebook
noun 
  1. coccidioidomycosis
     
valvulitis Tweet Definition of valvulitis Like Definition of valvulitis on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pathology) Inflammation of a valve, especially a heart valve.
     
varicella Tweet Definition of varicella Like Definition of varicella on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pathology) chickenpox
     
varicose Tweet Definition of varicose Like Definition of varicose on Facebook
adjective 
  1. abnormally swollen, dilated or knotty
     
variola Tweet Definition of variola Like Definition of variola on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pathology) smallpox
     
VD Tweet Definition of VD Like Definition of VD on Facebook
initialism 
  1. (disease) venereal disease
     
vegetation Tweet Definition of vegetation Like Definition of vegetation on Facebook
noun 
  1. Plants collectively.
There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.
also you could say "there are large amounts of vegetation growing in the forest"
     
venereal Tweet Definition of venereal Like Definition of venereal on Facebook
adjective 
  1. sexually transmitted.
  2. of or related to sexual intercourse, lust, or the genitals.
  3. that which excites sexual desire; aphrodisiac.
  4. (obsolete) of or related to copper.
     
venereal disease Tweet Definition of venereal disease Like Definition of venereal disease on Facebook
noun (abbreviated as VD)
  1. (disease) Any of several contagious diseases, such as syphilis and gonorrhea, contracted through sexual intercourse.
     
verruca Tweet Definition of verruca Like Definition of verruca on Facebook
noun (plural verrucae)
  1. (pathology) A wart, especially one that grows on the foot, caused by a virus.
     
version Tweet Definition of version Like Definition of version on Facebook
noun 
  1. A specific form or variation of something.
  2. A translation from one language to another.
It's in the King James Version only.
  1. An account or description from a particular point of view, especially as contrasted with another account
He gave another of the affair.
  1. (computing): A number indicating which revision something is. (Software, firmware, CPUs, etc.)
  2. (medicine): A condition of the uterus in which its axis is deflected from its normal position without being bent upon itself. See anteversion, and retroversion.
     
vertigo Tweet Definition of vertigo Like Definition of vertigo on Facebook
noun 
  1. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
     
vesicle Tweet Definition of vesicle Like Definition of vesicle on Facebook
noun 
  1. (cytology) A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell.
  2. A small bladder-like cell or cavity.
  3. (anatomy) A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb.
  4. (anatomy) A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ.
  5. (geology) A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.
     
vesiculate Tweet Definition of vesiculate Like Definition of vesiculate on Facebook
verb to vesiculate
  1. (transitive) to make vesicular
  2. (intransitive) to become vesicular
adjective 
  1. vesicular
     
virulent Tweet Definition of virulent Like Definition of virulent on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (context, mainly, _, medical) Of a disease or disease-causing agent, highly infectious, malignant, or deadly.
  2. hostile, Hostile to the point of being venomous; intensely acrimonious.
The politicians were in their hatred of the president.
     
vitiligo Tweet Definition of vitiligo Like Definition of vitiligo on Facebook
noun 
  1. The patchy loss of skin pigmentation.
     

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