chancrous

chancre

[shang-ker]
noun Pathology.
the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a more or less distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Middle FrenchLatin cancrum, accusative of cancer cancer

chancrous, adjective
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chancre (ˈʃæŋkə)
 
n
pathol a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis
 
[C16: from French, from Latin: cancer]
 
'chancrous
 
adj

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chancre
c.1605, "venereal ulcer," from Fr. chancre, lit. "cancer," from L. cancer (see cancer).
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chancre chan·cre (shāng'kər)
n.
The primary lesion of syphilis; a hard, nonsensitive, dull red papule or area of infiltration that begins at the site of infection after an interval of 10 to 30 days. Also called hard chancre, hard ulcer.


chan'crous (-krəs) adj.
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