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simple chancre

noun, Pathology
1.

chancroid

[shang-kroid] /ˈʃæŋ krɔɪd/
noun, Pathology
1.
an infectious venereal ulcer with a soft base.
Also called simple chancre, soft chancre.
Origin of chancroid
1860-1865
1860-65; chancre + -oid
Related forms
chancroidal, adjective
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  • The simple chancre is common; the indurated chancre not unfrequent; the phagednic chancre is seldom met with.

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British Dictionary definitions for simple chancre

chancroid

/ˈʃæŋkrɔɪd/
noun
1.
a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi
adjective
2.
relating to or resembling a chancroid or chancre
Derived Forms
chancroidal, adjective
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simple chancre in Medicine

chancroid chan·croid (shāng'kroid')
n.
An infectious venereal ulcer at the site of infection by Haemophilus ducreyi beginning after an incubation period of 3 to 5 days. Also called soft ulcer, venereal ulcer.


chan'croi'dal (-kroid'l) adj.
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