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1. A dull red, hard, insensitive lesion that is the first manifestation of syphilis.
2. An ulcer located at the initial point of entry of a pathogen.
chan′crous (-krəs) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis
[C16: from French, from Latin: cancer]
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the initial lesion of syphilis and certain other infectious diseases, commonly a distinct ulcer or sore with a hard base.
[1595–1605; < Middle French < Latin cancrum, cancer]
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A painless ulcer which is often a symptom of syphilis.
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|Noun||1.||chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)|
lues, lues venerea, pox, syph, syphilis - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
sore - an open skin infection
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chancre[ˈʃæŋkəʳ] N → chancro m
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n → Schanker m
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n. chancro; lesión primaria de la sífilis.
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chancren chancro; soft — chancro blando
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